March 2019

Man jailed for sex offences against two young women and two girls under 16

A 44-year-old man who sexually assaulted two young women and two girls under the age of 16 has been jailed by the sheriff at Dumfries for 30 months.

Barry Mulholland, from Dumfries, was also guilty of using indecent behaviour towards a girl of 14.

In addition to the jail sentence, Mulholland was placed on the sex offenders’ register for an indefinite period.

He had been found guilty by a jury during a five-day trial of committing offences at Beattock, Gretna and Dumfries – one of the charges dating back to 2003 and the others between 2012 and last year.