Larbert NHS worker Jamie Maclennan jailed for sexually assaulting three schoolgirls
A pervert DJ who sexually assaulted three schoolgirls at an 18th birthday party has been jailed.
Jamie Maclennan lured a 15-year-old girl into an isolated toilet cubicle with the intention of raping her before forcing his hands down her underwear.
Maclennan, who worked as a radiographer for the NHS, also tried to force the terrified girl’s head towards his penis during the attack in April last year.
The sex attacker attempted to blame the teen by claiming she had come on to him by “dancing provocatively” while he span records at the party and that the pair had engaged in “flirtatious banter”.
A second girl, aged 17, was also assaulted by Maclennan during the party when he grabbed her arms and he forced himself upon her.
The attacker repeatedly kissed the schoolgirl on the face and placed her hand inside his trousers and compelled her to touch his penis.
He also slapped the bottom of third victim, a 17-year-old schoolgirl, after she had asked him to play her favourite song during the dance at Macmerry Miners Club, in Macmerry, East Lothian.
Maclennan, of Larbert, near Falkirk, denied the allegations against him but was found guilty by a jury following a trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last month.
The 26-year-old was jailed for 27 months and placed on the sex offenders register for ten years when he was sentenced by Sheriff Thomas Welsh QC the capital court today.
Sheriff Welsh told Maclennan: “I have listened very carefully to what has been said and I have listened very carefully to all the evidence given by the teenagers in this case.
“These are serious offences and are characterised by an abuse of power on your part.
“In my view you forced yourself on to the victims in this case and I am satisfied custody is inevitable.”
Previously the court heard from the three teenage victims who all gave their evidence to a closed court.
Following the party all three girls made complaints to the police of being sexually assaulted by Maclennan and the 26-year-old NHS employee was arrested when officers attended at the capital’s Western General hospital the following week.
Maclennan broke down several times in the dock as he continually pleaded his innocence to the attacks but he was found guilty by a jury on two charges by a unanimous decision and the third charge by a majority.
NHS worker weeps in court as he’s found guilty of sexually assaulting three schoolgirls
A Scottish NHS radiographer wept in court as he was found guilty of sexually assaulting three teenage schoolgirls as he moonlighted as a DJ a teenagers birthday party.
Jamie Maclennan, 25, attacked the girls – including a 15-year-old – while he span records at the birthday bash at a miners club.
He lured the youngest victim to an isolated toilet cubicle at the back of the stage and forced his hands down her pants.
He also tried to force the 15-year-old’s head towards his penis during the attack.
A second girl, aged 17, was also assaulted by Maclennan during the party when he grabbed her arms and forced himself on her.
He also slapped the bottom of third 17-year-old schoolgirl after she had asked him to pay her favourite song during the dance at Macmerry Miners Club, in Macmerry, East Lothian.
Maclennan, from Larbert, had claimed he had consensually kissed two of the girls during the evening but denied assaulting them at the party in last April.
But the pervert, who has been restricted to non-clinical duties at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital following his arrest, was found guilty of all three sex assaults following a five day trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last week.
All three teens gave their evidence to a closed court.
Maclennan told the court the 15-year-old girl had come on to him by “dancing provocatively” in front of him while he was on the decks and that the pair had engaged in “flirtatious banter” during the evening.
He added the young teenager had “encouraged his hands” to go down her pants as they enjoyed a steamy clinch in the toilet cubicle.
He also admitted taking scores of selfies with the youngest girl while on stage and claimed he thought she was 17-years-old.
Prosecutor Kim Schofield said: “You took advantage of your position. You were a DJ at a birthday party and you are 25.
“You lured her down a corridor on the pretence of giving her a business card. You took her in to one of the toilets and stopped her from leaving.
“You forced yourself on her, you kissed her and she repeatedly tried to push you off. You put your hand down her trousers and penetrated her vagina.
“You then forced your head towards your penis. She managed to get out of that room and was highly distressed.”
Maclennan said he and the 15-year-old had been attracted to each other but he had not assaulted any of the three girls.
But a witness told the court she saw the 15-year-old flee back down the corridor in floods of tears following the attack while her pals partied unaware in the club’s main room.
Following the party all three girls made complaints to the cops of being sexually assaulted by Maclennan and he was arrested when officers attended the Western General the following week.
He broke down several times in the dock as he continually pleaded his innocence to the attacks but he was found guilty by a jury on two charges by a unanimous decision and the third charge of slapping a girl’s bottom by a majority.
Sheriff Thomas Welsh QC placed him on the sex offenders register for a time still to be determined and deferred full sentence to next month.
Maclennan was found guilty of sexually assaulting three girls at Macmerry Miners Club, Macmerry, East Lothian, on April 16 last year.