April 2015

Man who repeatedly sexually abused two young girls over nine-year period jailed

A man who repeatedly sexually abused two young girls over a nine-year period has been jailed.

Alexander Morgan was sentenced to 12 years in jail on Friday for subjecting the two children to years of sexual abuse.

The 67-year-old was jailed following a hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh before judge Lord McEwan.

Morgan, a prisoner of HMP Low Moss, appeared in Edinburgh having been convicted at the high court last month.

Sentence had been deferred for the court to obtain reports about his character.

At earlier proceedings, the court heard how Morgan sexually abused his first victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, at a house in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

The assaults against the girl began in January 1992 and continued until December 1995.

Morgan repeatedly raped his second victim at another location in Paisley between January 1999 and April 2001.

His victim was aged just 12 when he started abusing her.

On Friday, the court heard how Morgan had learning disabilities.

Passing sentence, Lord McEwan told Morgan that he was being placed on the sex offenders register.

He added: “Custody is the only sentence that I can impose in this case.”