A woman has described the man who raped her teenage daughter as a "sexual predator" as he was jailed for at least five years.
Stephen Dickson, 50, abducted and raped the 15-year-old, as well as carrying out two other abductions and an attempted abduction.
At the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Lord Doherty imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Dickson and ordered him to spend a minimum of five years behind bars, meaning he will only be released by the parole board if they deem it safe to do so.
A jury convicted him of the charges earlier this year. They heard he raped the girl in the Torry area of Aberdeen in January, with the other attacks dating back to 2007.
In a statement released through Grampian Police, the girl's mother said: "My beautiful daughter's life, my life and the lives of our family changed at the hands of this sexual predator.
"If it was not for the dedication, commitment and unconditional support of Detective Inspector Cammy Preston and his amazing team, Grampian Police, support workers at Rape and Abuse Support, the procurator fiscals office, police doctors and the Torry community, I cannot begin to imagine what life would have been like.
"We left the UK following this terrible event but the support still continues and we have to thank family and friends for the support and love they continue to give us. From the moment the investigation began Grampian Police and the other organisations involved ensured the main priority was my daughter.
"We have to thank everyone involved in capturing this sexual predator, allowing my daughter and other victims some closure."
Passing sentence, Lord Doherty said: "In each case you preyed on vulnerable young women. Your behaviour is extremely concerning. It escalated until finally you abducted and raped your last victim.
"On the material placed before me, I am in no doubt that you pose a very serious danger to young women, to the safety of their lives and to their physical and psychological well-being."