Pensioner (80) jailed for sex abuse
A PENSIONER could spend the last of his days in prison after being jailed for six years on Friday for sexually abusing two girls.
William McIndewar, 80, was earlier found guilty of a catalogue of crimes against his victims including trying to rape of one of them.
Lord Pentland told McIndewar at the High Court in Edinburgh: "You have been unanimously convicted by the jury of a lengthy course of serious sexual abuse."
He added that he had taken advantage of the children for his own sexual gratification and that the abuse had continued for many years and included simulating intercourse and attempted rape of one victim.
Lord Pentland also said the court has consistently made clear that those committing such offences must expect substantial periods of imprisonment, partly to reflect society's abhorrence at such behaviour.
McIndewar was earlier found guilty of five indecency offences and three assault charges, including the attempted rape, committed at addresses and places in Dumbarton and Cardross.
He told McIndewar, of James Street, Alexandria, that he would be placed on the sex offenders' register indefinitely.
The earliest dated back to 1967 with the rape bid starting in 1987.
One victim was aged four when the abuse began and another was two-years-old.
Defence counsel Lorraine Glancy said McIndewar continued to deny committing the crimes, adding: "He does not accept his guilt in relation to these matters."
"Given his age it is clear that whatever sentence is imposed by the court today there is a realistic risk that he will spend the remainder of his life in custody.
She added that McIndewar had been employed throughout his adult life and even after retirement worked picking up litter at a supermarket.
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