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Kirkcaldy

Man jailed for non-recent sexual abuse of young girls

A man responsible for the non-recent sexual assault of two children in Fife has been jailed.

At Edinburgh High Court on Wednesday 24th April, Alan Wallace Roy was sentenced to eight-years in prison for serious sexual assaults on the girls, who were aged 12 and 11, when the abuse began.

Roy (62), committed the attacks between 10th June 1996 and 2nd July 2000 at an address on Standing Stane Road, Kirkcaldy.

An investigation led by Fife’s Public Protection Unit was launched in September 2017 after one of the females, who are now aged 35 and 33, came forward to report the abuse.

Roy was subsequently arrested and charged in January 2018 before being convicted at Edinburgh High Court on Thursday 21st March 2019.

Detective Constable Emma Moyes from Fife’s PPU said: “Alan Roy is a predator who, over a four-year period, subjected to young girls to a horrific level of systematic sexual abuse.

“Had it not been for their outstanding courage in coming forward, his crimes may have gone unpunished. However, he will now serve a custodial sentence, where he cannot harm others.

“I want to make it clear that crime is no barrier for us when investigating sexual crimes and if you have ever been subjected to any such offence then please come forward so we can conduct a professional, thorough and sensitive investigation to bring those responsible to justice.”