September 2016

Paedophile jailed for 20 months after sexually abusing five-year-old girl

A paedophile has been jailed for sexually abusing a five-year-old girl.

Depraved John Smith, of Maybole, subjected the innocent child to a horrific ordeal last year.

The 68-year-old grandfather was sentenced to 20 months in prison and added to the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.

One source said this week: “His actions were really sick. He is a disgusting individual who preyed on a little one. It is important that people know what he did.”

Smith, of Hicks Avenue in the town, was sentenced last month but a horrified reader got in touch to alert the Post of his crime.

He molested the child at an address in Maybole on October 25.

He admitted his guilt in June and Sheriff Carole Cunninghame ordered a risk assessment and a criminal justice social work report on his background.

Court papers showed Smith’s address as Drumbuie Drive, Patna.