Man jailed for sexual offences against children in Fife

Published 22 February 2018

A Fife man responsible for a series of sexual offences committed against children has today (Thursday 22 February) been sentenced to nine years in prison.

On Wednesday 31 January, David Morrison (50) was found guilty of rape and assault as well as lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour against male and female children, at addresses in the Dysart and Kirkcaldy areas between 1990 and 2006.

Morrison was further convicted of assaulting a woman on occasions between 1989 and 2016.

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh, Morrison received an Order for Lifelong Restriction, which includes a nine years jail term.

He will also be supervised for a further three years once released from prison.

Detective Inspector June Peebles of Fife Division’s Public Protection Unit said: “I would firstly like to commend the bravery of the victims who have shown great courage to report these crimes and throughout the investigation and trial.

“Morrison refused to admit guilt and has received the Order for Lifelong Restriction because of the risk he poses, which will impact on the rest of his life.

“This case has demonstrated the importance of reporting all cases of sexual abuse, whether current or non-recent and we treat all reports of sexual crimes with the utmost seriousness.

“This case should serve as a reminder that perpetrators of such offences will be brought to justice for their crimes.”

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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