Harry Canning jailed after conviction for serious sexual offences
Harry Canning, 80, has been sentenced to nine years in jail after being convicted of a number of serious sexual offences including rape and sexual assault.
He had previously found guilty at the High Court in Livingston on Wednesday, 27 October, 2021.
He was sentenced at the High Court in Stirling today (Tuesday, 7 December, 2021).
The prolonged sexual abuse was committed against two female children between the years of 2010 and 2017, prior to them becoming teenagers and continued until they were both young adults.
The abuse occurred at various locations within the Levenmouth area of Fife and also in the Perth area.
Detectives from Fife Division Public Protection Unit launched the investigation into Canning in April 2019. He was subsequently arrested and charged in May 2019.
Detective Constable Alastair Gibson said: “Harry Canning subjected two vulnerable females to horrendous sexual abuse over a number of years. Canning is a predator who has refused to admit his guilt and shown no remorse for his actions.
“I would like to commend the victims for their courage throughout this investigation and trial. They finally have justice and I hope that this will help them moving forward”.
Police Scotland treat all reports of sexual crimes with the utmost seriousness and have detectives dedicated to investigating such offences. Anyone with information on sexual crime can contact Police Scotland on 101 or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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