A man has today, Thursday 15th August, been sentenced for sexual offences committed against two women in the south of the city earlier this year.
At the High Court in Glasgow, David Milligan was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison following his conviction on Friday 21st June. He has also been placed on the sex offenders register for life.
The 21-year-old had earlier pled guilty to the sexual assault of a woman and the attempted rape of a second woman in incidents that occurred on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February in the Little France Crescent and Little France Park areas.
Milligan was arrested and subsequently charged by detectives from Police Scotland’s Public Protection Unit on Monday 25th February.
Detective Inspector Jonny Wright of Edinburgh's Public Protection Unit said: “We welcome the sentencing today of David Milligan whose actions terrified the victims who were understandably distressed by their ordeals. I'd like to thank them for their continued support throughout our inquiries and hope that the sentencing will offer them some comfort as they look to move forward with their lives.
“The incidents happened within a 24 hour period of each other and officers launched a thorough investigation into Milligan that led to his subsequent charge and conviction.
“We remain committed to bringing sexual offenders before the courts and treat all reports of sexual crime with the utmost seriousness, no matter when they occur. Anyone wishing to report such crimes should do so in confidence to police via 101. In an emergency, always dial 999."