Fife man convicted for sexual offences against children

Published 31 January 2018

A Fife man responsible for a series of sexual offences against children committed over a sixteen year period has been convicted at the High Court in Edinburgh today - Wednesday 31st January.

David Morrison (50), was found guilty of rape and assault as well as lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behavior 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.

Morrison is due to appear for sentencing at the High Court in Edinburgh on 22nd February.

Detective Inspector June Peebles of Fife Division’s Public Protection Unit said:

 “Morrison is a sexual predator who is a danger to children.

“Morrison has refused to admit his guilt and shown no remorse for his crimes.

“I would like to commend the victims who have demonstrated utter bravery and courage throughout the investigation and trial.

“I hope this conviction will go some way in enabling them to move on with their lives. The victim impact of sexual abuse such as this should never be underestimated.

“This case has demonstrated the importance of reporting all cases of sexual abuse, whether current or non-recent. We treat all reports of sexual crimes with the utmost seriousness and have detectives dedicated to investigating such offences.

“We will continue to work alongside our partners at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in order to bring relevant offenders to justice.”

Anyone with information on sexual crime can contact Police Scotland on 101 or report this anonymously to Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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