May 2017

Sex offender locked up after eight years of abuse

A sex offender who carried out an eight-year reign of abuse is behind bars.

John Moore, 47, was brought to book following a lengthy police investigation into the historic crimes, which took place in Paisley, Kilmarnock and Glasgow.

Yesterday, he was jailed for 10 years at the High Court in Edinburgh as punishment for the catalogue of abuse.

Detective Chief Inspector Fil Capaldi, of the Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Public Protection Unit, welcomed the lengthy prison term handed to Moore, of Glasgow

“I would take this opportunity to praise the victim for her courage to come forward and report the catalogue of abuse endured over an eight-year period.   

“I hope that she can take some solace now that Moore has had to answer for his crimes and she can now move forward in some way to rebuilding her life.

“I’d also like to encourage anyone who is, or has experienced sexual abuse, in any form to come forward and report what has happened.

“Whether that be reporting to the police or other support services, you will be given the help and support you deserve.”