25th January, 2022 7:57 am
A pensioner has been jailed for five years over a nine-year campaign of sexual abuse.
Gordon Gerrard, 72, was found guilty of a string of sex offences, including rape, against three victims in November 2021.
He was sentenced to five years at the High Court in Glasgow on Friday.
Gerrard’s conviction follows a two-year investigation by officers from Dundee’s Child Protection Tea after Gerrard was flagged to police in 2018.
Detective Constable Alan Shepherd said: “I want to thank the three victims for their courage and resolve throughout this investigation and court case.
“Taking that first step of reporting abuse can be incredibly daunting and I want to commend them for their bravery in coming forward.
“They were subjected to abuse over a nine-year period, what they suffered is unimaginable and I hope that seeing Gerrard jailed brings them some sort of consolation now he is finally paying for his crimes.”
Source: The Herald Scotland
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