November 2018

Man jailed over rape of schoolgirl and historic sexual abuse in Rutherglen house

A man who raped a schoolgirl and sexually abused another young girl more than 35 years ago has finally been brought to justice.

Graham Logue, 55, of Raeburn Crescent, Hamilton, was jailed for eight years today (Friday) at the High Court in Glasgow by Judge Norman Ritchie QC who praised the courage of his victims.

Judge Ritchie told father-of-one Logue: “In many ways you have led a productive life, however by your abuse of the two complainers you have damaged them both emotionally and one complainer has suffered physically.

“They have terrible memories of what you did, and through their courage you have been brought to justice.

“You were a child of 14 when you began the abuse, but you continued sexually offending until you were 20.”

Logue was convicted of raping a girl when she was aged between nine and 13. He was also found guilty of sexually abused another girl when she was aged between six and 10.

The offences were committed between October 1977 and June 1984 at a house in Rutherglen.

Logue was placed on the sex offenders’ register.

The court heard that Logue has a number of convictions, but none for sexual matters.

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