Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Shaun Jewiss guilty of serious sexual offences

A former soldier from Penicuik has been found guilty of committing serious sexual offences against two women.

Shaun Jewiss, 41, was convicted of three offences including rape and indecent assault.

The crimes committed against the women, one of whom he met over the internet, dated back to 2010 and took place within addresses in Edinburgh.

Sentenced has been deferred until 16 April. Jewiss, originally from Dumfries, was remanded in custody.

Det Insp John Anderson said: "Police Scotland today welcome the conviction of Shaun Jewiss who has used the internet to identify vulnerable women throughout Scotland in order that he could commit horrendous sexual offences.

"Without doubt he represents a clear risk to women living in Scotland."

He added: "Victims often suffer in silence, however they should take confidence in outcomes such as this case and be assured that no matter how long ago these crimes are committed.

"Police Scotland will listen to them and be relentless in our desire to bring offenders to justice."