July 1997

Child-sex pervert is put away

A depraved pervert who made a 12 year old boy have sex with his young sister in a bid to satisfy his lust was jailed for eight years yesterday.

Charles McKenzie, 40, was found guilty of a charge of rape by “aiding and abetting” the boy to force himself on his 11 year old sister and have sex with her in his presence.

But the jury at the High Court, Edinburgh cleared him of a charge alleging he videoed the children having sex.

Passing sentence Lord Nimmo Smith told McKenzie, from Dundee: “You have corrupted and debauched the children for what I must assume were your own depraved reasons.

“The harm done to them is incalculable”.

He said McKenzie showed no remorse for his crime. Instead, he accused the two children of being “liars”.

McKenzie had a record for dishonesty and was “no stranger to the courts”. But had no previous convictions for sex offences.