Man jailed who sexually abused two children during a four year period

A man who sexually abused two children during a four year period has today (Thursday) been sentenced.

David Potts, now aged 58, was convicted at Edinburgh High Court on 19th July of five offences committed against two young boys.

Potts abused the two boys in the Kirkcaldy area between 2003 and 2007 when they were aged between seven and nine.

Potts has now been sentenced at Edinburgh High Court to seven years in prison and registered as a sex offender.

Detective Constable Ross French of Fife’s Public Protection Unit said: “One of the victims very bravely reported the abuse to a person he trusted in March 2016, which led to police being contacted and we began a thorough investigation.

“Potts is a predator who has refused to admit his guilt and shown no remorse for his crimes.

“I want to commend the victims for their courage throughout the investigation and trial. The men finally have justice and I hope that this helps them to move forward.”

Police Scotland treat all reports of sexual crimes with the utmost seriousness and have detectives dedicated to investigating such offences.

Anyone with information on sexual crime can contact Police Scotland on 101 or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.