Fife man guilty of sexually abusing four young girls

A Fife man has been convicted of a catalogue of sexual abuse against four victims, who were as young as six at the time.

Colin Christie began offending in 1977 when he was still at school, sexually abusing girls who were younger than him.

This continued into his adulthood and he was still carrying out sexual offences in 2000 when he abused another young girl.

Colin Christie (51), of Kelty, was today convicted of eight charges at the High Court in Dunfermline after a five-day trial.

The judge Lady Carmichael called for reports and Christie will be sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh on 1st June. He walked from court after bail was continued. He was placed on the sex offenders’ register.

The crimes were carried out at addresses in Leven, Kennoway and Coaltown of Wemyss.

The victims were in court to hear the verdicts. Christie was cleared of an allegation of raping one of his victims and carrying out an act of oral sex on another.

During police interviews shown in court, Christie, a logistics manager with a company in Rosyth, admitted sexually abusing three of his victims.

The jury today found him guilty of a string of offences committed between 1977 and 2000.

On various occasions between 16th August 1977 and 17th February 1982 at an address in Leven, he used lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour to a girl, who aged seven when this abuse began.

On various occasions between 18th February 1982 and 17th February 1986, at an address in Leven he used lewd, indecent and libidinous practices to the same girl.

On an occasion between 2nd March 1985 and 17th February 1986 at an address in Kennoway he indecently assaulted the same girl by lying on top of her when she was sleeping, holding her arm and lifting up her nightdress.

On various occasions between 3rd November 1977 and 2nd November 1983 at an address in Leven he used lewd, indecent and libidinous practices against a second girl, who was six when this abuse began.

On various occasions between 3rd November 1983 and 2nd November 1987, in Leven and Kennoway, he used lewd, indecent and libidinous practices against the same girl.

On various occasions between 16th August 1977 and 1st January 1980 at Leven he used lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour towards a third girl, who was nine when the abuse began.

On various occasions between 2nd January 1980 and 1st January 1981 at Leven he used lewd, indecent and libidinous practices against the same girl.

On various occasions between 2nd March 1997 and 1st March 2000 at an address in Coaltown of Wemyss he used lewd, indecent and libidinous practices against a fourth girl who was aged 12 when the abuse began.

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