August 1995

Abuser jailed for 12 years

A MAN who sexually abused four young girls over a number of years has been jailed for 12 years at the High Court in Glasgow

The victims sobbed with relief as Peter McCuaig, 65, whose address was given as c/o Barlinnie Prison, was sentenced.

Sentencing him, Lord Coulsfield said: ”I have heard a number of histories of sexual abuse, but this was an appalling series of offences which quite clearly have had disastrous consequences for the victims.”

Glasgow-born McCuaig, was found guilty of 17 charges relating to offences between 1964 and 1979, nine of the convictions were for rape.

The incidents were committed mostly in the east-end of Glasgow, but also in Bellshill, Coatbridge, Greenock, and Blairgowrie.

Three of the girls were the repeated victims of rape, one when she was just eight. Another was sexually assaulted when she was only six.