Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Peter Jack guilty of a decade of child abuse

Perth Sheriff Court
Image caption Jack was found guilty of all seven charges of serious sexual assault against the girls

A man has been found guilty of subjecting four children to abuse spanning more than a decade.

Peter Jack, 37, of Leven, was found guilty of all seven charges of serious sexual assault against the young girls.

A jury at the High Court in Perth found him guilty of abusing the girls, one of whom was just three years old when Jack started indecently assaulting her.

Several of his victims wept and mouthed "thank you" to jury members after the verdicts were passed.

Jack was found guilty of abusing one girl from her third birthday until she was seven at a number of addresses in the Leven area of Fife.

He was also found guilty of sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl with intent to rape her on one occasion, while repeatedly using lewd practices on her over a five year period.

Father-of-three

Jack, who had no previous convictions, was found guilty of three charges of sexual assault against a third girl between August 1993, when she was ten, and December 1998.

A fourth victim was subjected to several sex attacks from the age of 15 between July 2002 and July 2003 in Methil, Fife.

The court was told that Jack was in full-time employment and his three children lived with their mother.

He had initially faced 14 charges, but seven were dropped by the Crown during the trial.

Jack was remanded in custody by Lord Doherty after making no motion for bail.

He was placed on the Sex Offenders Register and will be sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh next month.

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