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Alexander Taylor jailed for abuse of two girls in Aberdeenshire

An airfield communications engineer who sexually abused two girls in Aberdeenshire has been jailed for 32 months.

Alexander Taylor, 25, of Fraserburgh, admitted molesting one child when she was aged five and the other victim when she was 12.

He was aged 14 when the offending began and it continued until he was 20.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Lord Woolman said: "Sexual abuse can have a profound effect."

After Taylor was detained by police he admitted doing something "horribly, horribly wrong" towards the girls.

First offender

He said he was sorry for what he had done.

Defence counsel Shahid Latif said that since the offences Taylor "to all intents and purposes has led an unblemished life".

He said: "He realises what he did was wrong. He has embarked on the road to rehabilitation."

Lord Woolman said he took into account that Taylor was a first offender and had expressed remorse, bur explained: "Only a custodial sentence is warranted."

Taylor was also placed on the sex offenders register.

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