Man sentenced for sexual offences against children in Tayport

Published 23 August 2018

A man has now been jailed for the sexual abuse of children in Fife over three decades ago.

James RennieJames Rennie, also known as James Black, was on 22nd August 2018 sentenced at Dundee Sheriff Court to 42 months in prison.

The now 72-year-old, who resided in Edinburgh, has also been registered indefinitely as a sex offender.

The offences took place in the Tayport area between 1977 and 1981, and were reported to police in 2016.

Rennie was found guilty at Dundee Sheriff Court on 13th July 2018.

Detective Constable Kenny Watt of Fife's Public Protection Unit said: "Rennie's conviction is due to the courage and strength of the victims in coming forward, and I hope that a prison sentence has helped to give them some sense of closure.

"Time is no barrier to reporting sexual crimes. I would encourage any members of the public who may have information about anyone responsible for such offences to contact Police Scotland on 101, or report this anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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