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Ian Ogilvie sentenced over Thai girl abuse

Edinburgh Sheriff Court
Image caption Ian Ogilvie was given a life long restriction as part of his sentence

A man from Lanarkshire who abused a young Thai girl who had came to Scotland for a better life has been jailed for life.

A jury heard that Ian Ogilvie, 50, and his friend Allan Donnelly ,47, preyed on the teenager for months and also filmed their abuse.

The men admitted having sex with a child and making indecent images.

They were caught after a man allegedly asked to take part in the rape of a child contacted police.

Donnelly was handed a 10 and a half year sentence last December for his role in the abuse.

Ogilvie was already on the sex offenders register for life at the time - and was also the subject of a sexual offences prevention order banning him from going near under 16-year-olds.

'Horrifying depravity'

The two men had admitted a series of sexual abuse charges at an appearance at the High Court in Glasgow last August. Sentence had been deferred so the court could obtain reports about their characters.

At their earlier appearance, judge Lord Pentland warned them that they had both taken part in a "deeply horrifying level of depravity".

Defence advocate Brian McConnachie QC told the court there was very little that he could say that would mitigate his client's behaviour.

Passing sentence, Lord Pentland said the most appropriate way to deal with Ogilvie was to give him an order for lifelong restriction.

The order means that only the parole board can release an offender back into the public once they have detailed information that they pose no serious threat to committing more serious crime.

Lord Pentland said: "I am satisfied that only an order for lifelong restriction will provide sufficient protection for the public."

During earlier proceedings, the court heard how the young victim - who cannot be named for legal reasons - had moved to Scotland around six years ago from her home in Thailand.

Donnelly had developed a fascination with the schoolgirl and started having sex with her at his home in Airdrie, Lanarkshire,.

In June 2012, Donnelly introduced the teenager to Ogilvie. He has been jailed in Northampton in 2005 after being caught with indecent images of children.

He and Donnelly abused the girl together at Ogilvie's home in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. It was alleged that the pair had tried to organise the rape of the girl while she was drugged.

A man called Eric Cunningham was allegedly one of the men said to have been contacted to take part in the attack.

He then got in touch with the police in March 2013 leading to Ogilvie and Donnelly being caught.

Risk assessment

The court heard the girl and her mother left Scotland soon after the arrests and have not returned.

Ogilvie and Donnelly both admitted to having sex with a child and making indecent images while Donnelly also pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault and taking her to Ogilvie's home for him to abuse her.

Ogilvie also admitted breaching the terms of a sexual offences prevention order.

The court heard how two independent risk assessors recommended that Ogilvie be handed an order for lifelong restriction.

Lord Pentland handed him a two years and three months sentence for having sex with a child. He also ordered that he serve 18 months for making indecent images and handed him a three year sentence for breaching the terms of the sexual offences prevention order. The judge ordered these sentences run concurrently.

The parole board will to consider whether Ogilvie is eligible for release after he serves two years and three months of his sentence.

Lord Pentland added: "I emphasise that this is no more than a minimum period. It certainly does not signify that you are likely to be released at that stage or indeed ever. That, as I have said, will be for others to decide."

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