Fife men physically abused young girls for years

 

 

Two Fife men have been found guilty of physically abusing young girls over a period of more than eight years. 

In the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court were friends Alan Johnston (41), of Hillfield Road, Inverkeithing and James Stewart (53), of Burnside Crescent, Rosyth. 

Three girls were regularly the victims of violence when they were young, suffering in silence for years.

One of the victims, now an adult, told the court that when she was a child Stewart held her by ankles and then plunged her head-first into a bath of cold water as a punishment. 

The witness said that she was regularly left with bruises after being smacked, punched and kicked. 

The jury found Stewart guilty of two charges. 

That on various occasions between 18th June 2000 and 18th February 2009 he assaulted a young girl, repeatedly removed her clothing, seized her by the body and placed her into baths while he poured cold water over her, placed her over his knee, removed her lower clothing and struck her on the buttocks to her injury. 

That between 19 April 2000 and 18th Feb 2009, he assaulted a second child by repeatedly seizing her by the body and pulling her from her bed, struck her on the head and body, placed her into baths of cold water and immersed her head under water, punched and kicked her on the head and body, placed her over his knee, removed her lower clothing and struck her on the buttocks to her injury. 

Johnston was found guilty of three charges. 

Between 18th June 2000 and 18th Feb 2009 he assaulted a young girl by repeatedly punching and kicking her on the head and body, seized hold of her body, pulled and pinned her to the ground, struck her on the head and buttocks with his hands and tripped her up, causing her to fall to the ground and struck her head all to her injury. 

Between 19th April 2002 and 18th February 2009 he assaulted a second girl by repeatedly punching and kicking her on the body, placed her over his knee, removed her lower clothing, struck her on the buttocks, all to her injury. 

On various occasions between 13th July 2002 and 18th Feb 2009 he assaulted a third girl by repeatedly striking her on the head and body, kicked her on the body and tripped her up, causing her to fall to the ground, all to her injury.

Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports and Stewart and Johnston will return to court for sentencing on 31st October.

 

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  1. Julia grant says:

    Sick as f$%k

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