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Colin Lindsay jailed for child sex abuse

A man who admitted carrying out a catalogue of sexual abuse against two girls has been jailed for seven years.

Colin Lindsay, 57, admitted a total of five charges of indecent behaviour, sexual assault and rape.

He began the abuse when the girls were aged six and 10 and carried out the offences between 2004 and this year.

Lindsay was placed on the sex offenders register and ordered to be kept under supervision for a further five years after his release.

One girl was abused by Lindsay between the age of six and 13 at houses in Dundee and in a motor vehicle in the city.

The second girl was abused at houses in the city from the age of 10 until she was almost a teenager.

Lord Turnbull told Lindsay at the High Court in Edinburgh: "The courts must do what they can to protect children from predatory sexual conduct by adults."

He said he wanted to ensure that there was "continuing public protection over many years to come".

Defence counsel Edith Forrest said Lindsay was "extremely remorseful". She added he recognised that the offences merited a significant custodial sentence.

She said he had been seen by a psychologist and was found to be suffering from severe depression with a significant suicide risk.

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