Man convicted of historical sex offences jailed for 4 years

A 61-YEAR-OLD man convicted of historical sex offences against two young girls in Galashiels has been jailed for four years.

John Logan, known as Ian, had also been found guilty of indecently assaulting one of the girls after she turned 13 and a fourth charge of assault to injury.

The offences happened between 1973 and 1981.

Logan, who lives near Melrose, had pleaded not guilty to all four charges.

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But following a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh last month he was found guilty by the jury with unanimous verdicts on two two counts of lewd and libidinous practices towards the young girls, indecent assault and assault to injury.

At the sentencing diet last week, Logan’s lawyer referred to a number of character references which had been provided to the court.

Lady Carmichael imposed a prison sentence of four years to cover all four charges on the indictment to start from November 10.

Logan was also made subject to the notification requirements of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

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