August 2018

Navy veteran jailed for sex attacks on teenage girls

A Royal Navy veteran has been jailed for nine years for serious sexual offences against teenagers in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

Scott Forbes, from Edinburgh, was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl at a property in Gilmerton last month.

He was also found guilty of a serious sex attack on another 14-year-old girl in Firrhill, and possession of indecent images of children.

The offences were committed between 2009 and May last year.

They included making and possessing indecent images of children.

Forbes was further convicted of using a hidden camera to film a teenager as she undressed without her consent at her Bonnyrigg home in Midlothian.

The 49-year-old was sentenced at the High Court of Edinburgh and registered indefinitely as a sex offender.

Lord Woolman said: “You have altered the course of their lives.”

The judge said Forbes’ offending suggested he was a sexual predator and told him: “Your name will remain on the sex offenders’ register for an indefinite period.”