November 2016

Dunfermline rapist jailed for six years

A DUNFERMLINE man who repeatedly raped a young woman throughout her childhood has been jailed for six years.

Despicable David Cox, 64, started preying on the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, when she was aged six in July 1980.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard how he continued to abuse the female at addresses in the town until July 1996 when she was 21.

The story emerged following a trial at the high court last month.

Jurors convicted Cox, of Cleish Place, of rape and sentence was deferred for the court to obtain reports.

On Friday, judge Lady Scott placed him on the sex offender register and said she had no other option but to send him to prison.

She added: “I have no doubt that your victim has been badly damaged by your conduct.”