April 2017

Kelty pervert guilty of sexually abusing four girls

A KELTY man has been convicted of a sickening catalogue of sexual abuse against four young girls, one of whom was just six-years-old at the time.

Colin Christie, 51, of Ashfield Gardens, began offending in 1977 when he was still at school, sexually abusing girls who were younger than him.

This continued into adulthood and he was still carrying out sexual offences in 2000 when he abused another young girl.

Christie was today convicted of eight charges at the High Court in Dunfermline after a five-day trial.

The judge, Lady Carmichael, called for reports and he will be sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh on June 1.

He walked from court after bail was continued.

The crimes were carried out at addresses in Leven, Kennoway and Coaltown of Wemyss and the victims were in court to hear the verdicts. Christie was cleared of an offence of raping one of his victims and carrying out an act of oral sex on another.

During police interviews shown in court, Christie, a logistics manager with a company in Rosyth, admitted sexually abusing three of his victims.

The jury today found him guilty of a string of offences committed between 1977 and 2000.

On various occasions between August 16 1977 and February 17 1986, at an address in Leven, he used lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour to a girl, who was aged seven when the abuse began.

On an occasion between March 2 1985 and February 17 1986 at an address in Kennoway he indecently assaulted the same girl by lying on top of her when she was sleeping, holding her arm and lifting up her nightdress.

On various occasions between November 3 1977 and November 2 1987 at addresses in Leven and Kennoway, he used lewd, indecent and libidinous practices against a second girl, who was six when the abuse began.

On various occasions between August 16 1977 and January 1 1981 at Leven he used lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour towards a third girl, who was nine when the abuse began.

And on various occasions between March 2 1997 and March 1 2000 at an address in Coaltown of Wemyss he used lewd, indecent and libidinous practices against a fourth girl who was aged 12 when the abuse began.

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