June 2018

Man jailed for numerous serious sexual offences

A man responsible for a number of serious sexual offences has been convicted.

At Edinburgh High Court on Wednesday 20th June, Robert Hawkins was found guilty of serious sexual assaults on a boy from the age of 6-9-years-old; a girl aged 6-7-years-old and two women who are now aged 57 and 53.

These attacks took place in at various addresses in Edinburgh and an address in Dumfries between 1990 and 2002.

The 58-year-old had already pled guilty to being in possession of indecent images of children.

Following a significant investigation by Edinburgh’s Public Protection Unit, substantial evidence was gathered against Hawkins before he was subequently arrested and charged in connection with these offences.

He has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced on Wednesday 18th July.