80-year-old jailed for child sex abuse

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AN 80-year-old man has been jailed for sexually abusing children over a period of 25 years.

William McIndewar was convicted at the High Court in Dumbarton of lewd and libidinous practices, sexual assault and attempted rape against two young girls between 1967 and 1992.  The abuse began before the girls had started primary school.

Today he was sentenced to six years imprisonment at the High Court in Edinburgh.

McIndewar was sentenced to six years in prison today

AN 80-year-old man has been jailed for sexually abusing children over a period of 25 years.

William McIndewar was convicted at the High Court in Dumbarton of lewd and libidinous practices, sexual assault and attempted rape against two young girls between 1967 and 1992.  The abuse began before the girls had started primary school.

Today he was sentenced to six years imprisonment at the High Court in Edinburgh.

John Service, District Procurator Fiscal for Dumbarton, said: “For a quarter of a century William McIndewar subjected his victims to a catalogue of sustained sexual violence.

“He may well have thought that he had escaped justice but he was wrong and is now paying the consequences for his actions.

“Thanks to the incredible bravery of his victims in coming forward to report what happened to them, it has been possible for us to bring him to face the full force of the law for his despicable crimes.

“I would urge any victims of sexual crimes, even ones which occurred decades ago, to come forward and report them. They will be treated with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity by the police and our expert prosecutors around the country and in our National Sexual Crimes Unit, and we will do all we can to deliver justice.”

John Service, District Procurator Fiscal for Dumbarton, said: “For a quarter of a century William McIndewar subjected his victims to a catalogue of sustained sexual violence.

“He may well have thought that he had escaped justice but he was wrong and is now paying the consequences for his actions.

“Thanks to the incredible bravery of his victims in coming forward to report what happened to them, it has been possible for us to bring him to face the full force of the law for his despicable crimes.

“I would urge any victims of sexual crimes, even ones which occurred decades ago, to come forward and report them. They will be treated with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity by the police and our expert prosecutors around the country and in our National Sexual Crimes Unit, and we will do all we can to deliver justice.”

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