A RETIRED police sergeant claimed he was shocked and horrified after being accused of raping a sleeping woman.

Kevin McKeown, 55, gave evidence today at the High Court in Glasgow where he denies raping one woman and indecently assaulting another at separate properties in Maybole.

Prosecutors claim McKeown raped the first woman while she was asleep and after she woke up on January 31, 1997 and July 1 1997.

The woman earlier told jurors in evidence that she woke up to McKeown on top of her after she dozed off after taking medication.

He is also alleged to have groped a second sleeping woman between January 1 1994 and December 31 1994.

This second woman stated in evidence that she was woken up after falling asleep at a party by McKeown who had his hands down her trousers.

The married former detective told jurors that he had never met the the woman who claims he groped her until she gave evidence at court on Friday.

But, the ex-officer with 30 years' service admitted knowing the alleged rape victim and her family.

McKeown recalled being out with a colleague at a nightclub in the mid-1990s when he claimed to have met the woman and a relative.

He stated that the four of them went back to the relative’s house for a coffee to be polite.

McKeown then claimed the relative and his colleague went to bed together after 15 to 30 minutes and he went home.

John Scullion QC, defending, asked if there was any physical contact or flirting between himself and the woman and he replied: “None.”

He later claimed to have been unaware of who made the allegations against him until he gave a no comment interview to police in late 2018.

Mr Scullion asked how he felt during the interview.

McKeown replied: “Totally shocked, and I’m still totally shocked and angry.”

Prosecutor Greg Farrell later said: “Both of these women are talking about a period in the mid-90s when in their twenties in Maybole at social events in private places after falling asleep in living rooms on couches.

“Are they both fabricating these allegations against you?”

McKeown replied: “Yes.”

The trial continues before judge John McCormick.