A DRUG dealer who was in the country illegally raped a marketing executive in a knife-point sex ordeal after she went to buy cannabis from him.

Joachim Cardos threatened to kill his victim as he brutally attacked her and carried out sex acts before she managed to flee.

Cardos, 32, from Gambia, had denied raping the woman at his flat on October 22 last year, but was today convicted of the crime by a jury at the High Court in Edinburgh.

During the assault to the danger of the victim’s life he pushed her onto a bed, compressed her neck, brandished a knife at her, demanded that she take off clothing and perform a sex act on him.

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