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Peter Jack jailed for decade of child abuse

High Court in Edinburgh
Image caption Jack was sentenced to nine years in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh

A Fife babysitter who subjected four children to abuse spanning more than a decade has been jailed for nine years.

Peter Jack, 37, from Leven, claimed his victims had made up the allegations but a jury previously found him guilty.

He was found guilty of all seven charges of serious sexual assault against the young girls between 1991 and 2003 at various addresses in Fife.

He was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh after being found guilty last month at the High Court in Perth.

Sentencing, judge Lord Doherty, said: "You abused the trust and innocence of children for your own gratification, leaving them, as young women, to come to terms with what had happened to them.

"They also had to undergo the trauma of giving evidence in court."

One of the council worker's victims was between three and seven years old when he abused her.

Jack was also convicted to assaulting another girl, aged between six and nine, with intent to rape her.

A third victim was aged between nine and 16 when Jack carried out indecent acts against her.

He was also found guilty of trying to get a 15-year-old girl to have sex with him.

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