March 2019

‘I want our abuser to die in jail for what he did’

A brother and sister who were sexually abused by their “vile” step-father have lifted the lid on the lies and betrayal that haunted their childhood.

Shame and embarrassment formed the foundation of Angela Matheson and Garry Falconer’s lives.

But watching 77-year-old perpetrator Frederick Falconer being led out of the dock in handcuffs earlier this month after he was convicted of child sexual abuse has given them the courage to speak exclusively to the Inverness Courier about the damage he has done to their lives.

“I want him to die in jail,” said ex-RAF serviceman Garry, who is now in his 50s.

“I hope he never sees the light of day again.”