Falkirk man jailed for six years over sexual and violent offences against women

A Falkirk man has been imprisoned for six years after committing a series of sexual and violent offences.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 3:04 pm

Adam Docherty was sentenced at the High Court, Glasgow today and placed on the sex offenders register.

Last month the 22-year-old was found guilty of committing crimes against three women between 2017 and 2018.

Detective Inspector Yvonne O'Rourke, Forth Valley Division Public Protection Unit, said: “It is clear Adam Docherty is a violent and dangerous man, who showed no remorse or thought for his victims during or following his vile actions.

Adam Docherty, of Falkirk, was jailed the High Court in Glasgow for multiple sexual and violent offences against women. Picture: John Devlin

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“Had it not been for the courage of the victims coming forward, his crimes may have gone unanswered for. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their bravery in providing us with statements and testifying in court.

“This conviction should send out a clear message that Police Scotland is committed to bringing the perpetrators of sexual offences to justice, while providing all the relevant support and assistance to those that require it.”

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