Teenager sent to prison for serious sexual assaults across West Lothian including Linlithgow

A male youth was yesterday, (Wednesday, July 29) sentenced for serious sexual assaults committed against three girls across West Lothian.

By Kevin Quinn
Thursday, 30th July 2020, 7:18 am

At the High Court in Glasgow, the teenager was sentenced to five years in prison following his conviction on Thursday, 14 May.

He has also been placed on the sex offenders register for life.

The 17-year-old pled guilty to the serious sexual assault of all three girls in incidents which occurred between July 1, 2015 and December 20, 2019 in Livingston, Linlithgow and Bathgate.

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One incident occurred whilst the accused teenager was on bail.

All three victims were underage when the assaults happened and were aged between 13 and 15 years old.

Speaking after sentencing last week at the High Court in Glasgow, Detective Constable Lynn Morrison of West Lothian Public Protection Unit said: “We welcome this sentencing today of this teenager whose actions terrified and distressed his victims.

“I would like to thank the girls for their courage in coming forward and for their continued support throughout our enquiries and I hope that the sentencing will offer them some comfort as they look to move forward with their lives.

“Police Scotland is committed to bringing sexual offenders before the courts and treat all reports of sexual crime with the utmost seriousness.

“Anyone wishing to report such crimes should do so in confidence to police via 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.”