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Child rapist Philip Borland used fake name on Facebook

A child rapist has been returned to jail after breaking the terms of his early release licence agreement by accessing Facebook using a false name.

Philip Borland, 22, was jailed for six years in 2008 for abusing two young girls between 2003 and 2006.

He was granted parole last year but was later arrested over the Facebook charge and an unreported change of address.

Borland awaits sentence for these offences. He has been ordered to serve 699 days of his original sentence.

During his original trial, the High Court in Edinburgh heard that Borland was aged 13 when he first began abusing the girls, who were aged 10 and 11.

Concerned father

He was jailed for repeatedly raping the two girls over a three-year period at addresses in Ayrshire.

Borland was granted parole last year and was banned from using social media sites and ordered to tell police if he changed his address.

In November, a man went to Kilmarnock police station to report that his teenage daughter was in a relationship with the rapist.

Officers then discovered that he had a profile on Facebook under the name Philip Denny.

Borland admitted breaking the terms of his early release licence agreement by using Facebook and failing to notify police of a change in address during an appearance at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court in March.

On Wednesday, he returned to the High Court in Edinburgh, where temporary judge Michael O'Grady QC told Borland that the public needed to be protected from him.

He added: "You will serve 699 days."

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