October 2006

Monster jailed for kid rapes

A DOUBLE child rapist was jailed for nine years yesterday.

Brian McCann subjected two girls to years of abuse starting when they were as young as six.

Judge Lord Dawson branded him a danger to girls.

He told McCann: “You have shown absolutely no remorse for taking advantage of these girls for your own sexual gratification.”

At an earlier hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh, McCann was convicted of raping one girl on various occasions between August 1994 and May 1999.

The victim was 12 years old when she was first raped.

McCann, 41, was also found guilty of committing lewd and indecent behaviour towards her when she was aged between six and 11.

He was convicted of assaulting and raping a second girl on various occasions between October 1989 and October 1997. The abuse began when the victim was aged six.

McCann, of Maryhill, Glasgow, denied the offences, which happened at houses in the city.

Lord Dawson said the rapist had abused the girls from “a tender age” and he had no doubt that he had deprived them of their childhoods.

The judge also pointed out that McCann had put the victims through the ordeal of having to give evidence in court.

He told him: “I consider you to be, on the evidence I heard, a danger to young persons, in particular, female persons.”

The judge ordered that McCann should serve an extended sentence for a further three years, when he will be kept under supervision.