Update: Released and now living in Invergordon

December 2013

Factory worker jailed for seven years for child rape and abuse

A sex attacker convicted of raping a child and abusing four other girls has been jailed for seven years.

The children were all in primary school when Allan MacDonald preyed on them during a five year reign of terror.

MacDonald appeared at the High Court in Glasgow after being found guilty of rape and five charges of lewd and libidinous conduct.

The 45 year-old denied the offences claiming he had been the target of a conspiracy.

Judge Lord Jones said the victims had suffered “emotional and psychological harm” as a result of what happened.

The girls were aged between six and 10 when the offences occurred between 1985 and 1990 in Inverness-shire.

After inducing them to commit sex acts, he rewarded them with sweets.

He prevented them from telling people what had happened by threatening the young victims that they would be taken into care by social workers

MacDonald preyed on them at his home, in a caravan, a lock-up, outdoors in a forest and in his car.

One of the women described in detail how she and her friend were abused and asked to perform sex acts on each other and on MacDonald.

She also claimed he had full intercourse with her when she was seven or eight years of age.

Another described how she had been playing in a local playpark when she was called over by MacDonald.

He took her into his car where she was sexually assaulted by him.

Asked by prosecutor advocate depute Jane Farquharson if she understood what was happening to her the woman replied: “Not really. He was telling us what we should do.”

MacDonald of Ravencroft, Culbokie, was also placed on the sex offenders list indefinitely.

At a trial in Inverness he denied two charges of raping girls at his then home and five of lewd and libidinous behaviour between 28th September 1984 and 6th April 1990.

But was found guilty by a jury – all were  by a majority with the exception of one sexual assault which was unanimous.