Glasgow & West Scotland

George Cameron admits raping four-year-old boy

A 68-year-old sex offender has admitted raping a four-year-old boy then claiming the child asked him to do it.

George Cameron raped the boy at his flat in Glasgow in March after befriending the child and his mother.

The High Court in Glasgow heard he was caught after the child told his mother what had happened.

Sentence on Cameron, has two previous convictions for lewd and libidinous and shameless indecency offences against young boys, was deferred.

The court was told that Cameron had been a neighbour of the child and his mother.

They first met him when he came to their door with a bag of toys.

Bought toys

Cameron gained the mother's trust by doing various errands for her and taking her shopping in his car.

He also bought toys for the child and let him watch DVDs. The court heard that the boy started to call him Papa George.

On 17 March, Cameron took the mother's broken vacuum to his house to try and repair it and the boy went along to help.

About 15 minutes later Cameron brought the boy back and then left. He had given him a chocolate biscuit, a packet of Smarties and a yoghurt.

The mother realised from the boy's demeanour that something was wrong, and he eventually told her that Cameron had sexually abused him.

When Cameron was interviewed by police he initially denied raping the boy. He eventually confessed, but said: "He asked me to."

'Fun thing'

He was asked if he had ever done anything like that before with the boy and said: "No, he just thought it was like a kind of fun thing."

Cameron was asked if he thought it was fun and replied: "It's a spur of the moment."

The court was told that Cameron was jailed for five years in 1994 for previous sexual offences.

Prosecutor Gillian Wade, the head of the National Sexual Crimes Unit, said the Crown was asking the court to consider a lifelong restriction order which would allow the authorities to closely monitor Cameron after his release for jail.

She added: "His offending has escalated."

Judge Lord Pentland placed Cameron, who is in Barlinnie Prison, on the sex offenders register and deferred sentence until September at the High Court in Aberdeen.

He also ordered a risk assessment of the danger Cameron poses to the public to be carried out.

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