Man sentenced for sexual offences against children in Fife

Published 04 January 2018

David Glass was jailed for sexual offences against children in Fife

A man who committed sexual offences against children in North East Fife over a decade has today (Thursday 4 January 2018) been sentenced.

David Glass, now aged 59 from Anstruther, was found guilty of four charges of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour at Dundee Sheriff Court on 7th December 2017.

The offences took place between 1987 and 1997 against three boys, who were aged between 3 and 12 years old.

Glass is registered indefinitely as a sex offender and has now been sentenced to six years in prison.

Detective Inspector June Peebles of Fife's Public Protection Unit said: "Following his conviction in 2014 for sexual offences against children, further people came forward to report offences against Glass.

"Glass is a deviant who preyed on young children and he has been brought to justice thanks to the bravery and strength of the victims.

"We understand that people who have experienced abuse as children often find it difficult to speak out as adults for a number of reasons.

"Please be assured that we take all reports of sexual abuse very seriously, regardless of how much time has passed, and have detectives who are committed to thoroughly investigating these despicable offences."

Anyone with information about sexual crime or who has concerns about the safety of a child is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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