July 2016

Serial paedophile jailed after string of sexual offences against children

A paedophile that sexually abused three young girls has been jailed

Unemployed Ronald Bruce, 59 of Livingstone appeared at Livingstone Crown Court where he was sentenced for grooming and sexually touching three young girls

The court was told that Bruce systematically groomed the girls, which culminated in Bruce molesting and touching the girls in a sexual way

The victims were aged between four and 12 years old, and the abuse continued over a number of years

The judge sentenced Bruce to four years & six months custodial with a three year extended sentence.

He was told that he must also register as a sex offender for life

Bruce was told that he would be eligible to be considered for release by the parole board in June 2018

Bruce showed no emotion as he was led away to begin his sentence