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Police sergeant Paul Greig 'raped sisters' in 1970s

The trial of a police sergeant accused of raping two sisters more than 36 years ago has heard the women recalled attacks by their babysitter.

Lothian and Borders police sergeant Paul Greig, 51, of Armadale, West Lothian, was 14 years old when the alleged attacks took place.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard one of the alleged victims came forward to give evidence to support her sister.

Mr Greig denies the allegations against him.

One of the woman, now aged 46, said she was raped when she was between eight and nine years old.

Tommy Ross, defence advocate, put it to her that the alleged abuse did not happen.

She replied: "I wish it didn't happen but it did."

Difficult time

Mr Ross also asked her why she had not come forward earlier. The woman said: "I still thought it was my fault, that's why I never told anybody."

She said it was only because her younger sister had been going through a difficult time last year that she offered to support her and come forward if that was what she wanted.

The younger sister was said to have been aged between six and seven when the attacks happened between February 1974 and February 1975 at an address in West Lothian.

The court previously heard the children were "terrified" of Mr Greig. He allegedly attacked them while they were in the bath and told them their father would go to jail if they told anyone what had happened.

The trial before Judge Lord Kinclaven continues.

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