January 2019

Vile Coatbridge sex beast facing jail for raping two young girls a decade ago

A vile Coatbridge sex beast who raped two young girls more than a decade ago is facing a lengthy prison sentence.

James Brown, 32, showed no emotion as he was led to the cells after being convicted of committing three sexual offences against the two school friends between 2006 and 2007.

Brown who is single and lives alone, pled guilty to committing three sexual offences at the High Court in Livingston last week.

He also admitted a previous conviction for distributing indecent images.

He changed his plea to guilty only after one of his victims – now aged – gave damning evidence against him from behind a screen.

Brown pled guilty to raping the first complainer and using lewd and libidinous practices and behaviour towards her at her former home in Coatbridge.

In addition, he owned up to orally raping the second female

Neither victim can be identified for legal reasons.

Adjourning the case, Lady Carmichael called for a criminal justice social work report on Brown’s background and told him he would be sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh on February 21.