An actor who appeared in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts has been jailed for sexually assaulting a susceptible actress when she was unwell after an evening out.
Kevin Guthrie, 33, took benefit of the 29-year-old girl contained in the flat of fellow actor Scott Reid in Glasgow between September 30 and October 1, 2017.
The actor, who additionally appeared in Sunshine on Leith, insisted he had solely ‘helped’ the girl after she started to really feel unwell however his DNA was discovered inside her underwear.
Guthrie, who denied the cost, was discovered responsible of sexual assault at Glasgow Sheriff Court and jailed for three years.
He will even seem on the intercourse offenders register for an indefinite interval.
Kevin Guthrie (seen outdoors courtroom as we speak), 33, took benefit of the 29-year-old girl contained in the flat of fellow actor Scott Reid in Glasgow between September 30 and October 1, 2017
Sentencing, Sheriff Tom Hughes stated: ‘You had an academic background and labored extraordinarily exhausting to get an element in performing in acclaimed movies.
‘The courtroom should present that ladies could be protected against home sexual offences and people who do ought to undergo critical penalties.
‘The offence you’ve been convicted induced misery and penalties to the younger girl concerned on this case.
‘You dedicated this crime in a position of belief.
‘She was unwell and thought her drink had been spiked elsewhere that night time.
‘The different man was urgently getting medical help and also you have been left within the room along with her when she was not in a position to take care of herself.
‘The jury accepted that you just dedicated these heinous crimes and the one acceptable sentence is imprisonment.’
The courtroom heard how the girl was on account of meet Guthrie and Reid at a bar in Glasgow on the night time of the alleged assault.
The actor insisted he had solely ‘helped’ the girl after she started to really feel unwell however his DNA was discovered inside her underwear. Pictured: Guthrie as Abernathy in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
But Reid later obtained a telephone name from a taxi driver asking him to gather her and she or he felt unwell.
He and Guthrie then helped the girl into his flat and put her on a mattress.
Reid known as NHS 24 leaving Guthrie, who has appeared in two Fantastic Beasts movies as Abernathy, within the room ‘to verify she was OK’, the courtroom heard.
The girl claims the mattress sheets have been ‘moved down my physique’ after Reid left the room.
She informed the courtroom: ‘I bear in mind my high being lifted up and my bra being held down.’
The girl alleged she was groped by Guthrie earlier than he carried out a intercourse act on her.
She added: ‘There can be occasions when Scott would come again within the room and he would pull the covers again on high of me and pull my high down.’
Pictured: Guthrie in Sunshine on Leith in 2013
Guthrie then carried out an additional two sexual acts on her and kissed her, the courtroom heard. He would cease when Reid would come into the room.
Prosecutor Harry Findlay requested why she didn’t say something to Reid.
She replied: ‘I could not… I discovered it troublesome to speak in any manner.
‘I believe I used to be frozen as effectively.’
Guthrie refuted the accusations agreeing together with his QC Gordon Jackson that it had as a substitute been a ‘panic scenario’ because of the girl’s situation.
However, his DNA was discovered on the within of the girl’s underpants.
Mr Findlay requested Guthrie to elucidate why this was.
He stated: ‘I am unable to for the lifetime of me clarify in any rational sense how that occurred.’
Gordon Jackson QC, defending, informed the sentencing that Guthrie maintains his innocence.
The lawyer added: ‘If ever there was a case the place one thing seems out of character it’s this.
‘This was a person who is aware of success, issues can go to your head however he has been an honest composed particular person.
‘The value he pays might be together with his personal career is immense.
‘He wasn’t a jobbing actor, he was doing effectively.
‘No disrespect however it doesn’t matter what you do to him, this may affect his future and career.’
Guthrie, who is about to seem within the third Fantastic Beasts movie in 2022, additionally starred within the 2015 movie Sunset Song and Netflix sequence The English Game.