FANTASTIC Beasts actor Kevin Guthrie has been jailed for three years for sexually assaulting a vulnerable actress.
Guthrie, 33, took advantage of the 29-year-old woman who had appeared unwell after a night out.
The assault took place at Still Game actor Scott Reid’s flat in Kelvindale, Glasgow, in September 2017.
Guthrie, who is also known for his role in the film Sunshine on Leith, previously told a trial at the city’s sheriff court he “helped” the woman after she fell ill after a night out.
But the jury heard his DNA was found in her underwear.
The victim told how he groped and performed sex acts on her after she was helped to bed.
Guthrie, of Yorkhill, Glasgow, said the case could be “fatal” for his career.
But sheriff Tom Hughes said he had taken advantage of the “vulnerable” woman — while praising Scott for trying to get her medical help.
The attack occurred between September 30 and October 1, 2017.
At Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday, Guthrie was sentenced to three years in jail, STV News reports.
He will be placed on the sex offenders register indefinitely.
Kevin Guthrie, who played Abernathy in the "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" films, has been sentenced to three years in jail for sexual assault. https://t.co/5E7PkTpVcC— TheWrap (@TheWrap) May 15, 2021
The judge told Guthrie: “You were in a position of trust while she was in distress and unwell.
“This is a heinous crime – you were meant to be looking after her while she wasn’t able to look after herself.”
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.