The actor Kevin Guthrie, known for starring in Fantastic Beasts and The English Game, has been given a three-year jail sentence for sexually assaulting a woman in Glasgow back in 2017.
The BBC revealed that the assault was committed at the Glasgow flat of fellow actor Scott Reid back in September of 2017 after a night out. The trio were set to meet at a Glasgow bar however Reid received a call from a taxi driver saying she would have to be collected as she had taken ill in the cab.
Sheriff Tom Hughes told Glasgow Sheriff Court: “She was unwell and thought her drink had been spiked elsewhere that night.” So, both men assisted her into Reid’s flat and put her to bed. When Reid left the room to contact NHS 24, Guthrie performed several sex acts on the woman, only stopping when Reid re-entered the room.
Guthrie pleaded innocent to the charges, claiming that he simply helped the woman to bed, however, it was revealed to the jury that his DNA was found inside her underwear.
At the conclusion of the four-day trial, the jury found the actor guilty and he was sentenced to three years and placed on the sex offender’s register.
Sheriff Hughes expressed that “the court must show that women can be protected from domestic sexual offences.” Adding, “The offence you have been convicted of caused distress and consequences to the young woman involved in this case.”
The actor has since been dropped from the BBC Scotland documentary Inside Central Station and all episodes have been removed from the BBC iPlayer.