'If I was a woman she'd be in jail': Gay man, 36, who was sexually assaulted by a drunk woman at a party reveals his anger as she is given community service

Mail Online | 10/11/2017 | Thomas Burrows for MailOnline
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A gay man has revealed how he was driven to the brink of suicide and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder following a vile sex attack.

Frank McGowan, 36, from Glasgow, was attacked by Cheryl Cottrell, 30, at a house party after she made several 'sickening' comments after finding out he was gay.

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She asked if he would sleep with her and became angry when he tried to fend off her aggressive advances.

She then followed him into the kitchen and digitally sexually assaulted when he bent over to pick something up.

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Cottrell was found guilty of sexual assault and ordered to carry out 120 hours of community service. She was also placed on the sex offenders' register.

Rape Crisis Scotland said under Scottish law, the use of fingers to penetrate does not count as rape.

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Mr McGowan, a film maker, said the punishment didn't match the crime and said his life had been ripped apart by the attack at the Glasgow house party in May 2015.

He said his relationship with his partner fell apart, he was forced to move home and he has flashbacks and severe panic attacks.

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He said the trauma of the trial led to him developing post-traumatic stress disorder and he even contemplated suicide.

Waiving his right to anonymity, he told the Daily Record: 'Some days, I can't get out of bed because I'm still gripped by fear. I'll go to get up and I'll start sobbing uncontrollably.

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