Man who molested young girls jailed

John Steen was sentenced at the High Court

A MAN who sexually assaulted two young girls in Midlothian over a 16-year period has been jailed.

John Steen was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday for the attacks on his victims when they were between three and 13-years-old.

The 57-year-old was told he must serve 11 years in prison for the offences, which took place between 1987 and 2003.

Detective Chief Inspector Kenny Gray said: “John Steen has been proven to be a predatory character who subjected two young girls to a prolonged period of abuse.

“Despite the time that passed since these offences took place, Lothian and Borders Police were able to build a strong case against Steen and the sentence handed down to him is a reflection our commitment and the commitment of the Crown Office to bring sex offenders to justice.

“The ordeal his victims had to endure from such a young age was unthinkable and it is my sincere hope that they now begin to move on with their lives.


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