November 2000

Child rapist jailed for 8 years

A SEX monster who repeatedly raped an eight-year-old girl was jailed for eight years

Derek Hill, 35, had abused the girl over a 16-month period and once even attacked the terrified child while her parents were in the next room

Bachelor Hill, formerly of Greenhills, East Kilbride, admitted rape and indecent assault at the High Court in Edinburgh. His victim was the child of friends.

Judge Lord Phillip also ordered that if Hill offended again during the five years after his release, he should immediately be sent back to jail.

Evidence from a psychologist to the court said Hill was so serious a case he could commit similar crimes in the future unless he responded to treatment.