June 2019

Dundee man who carried out sex attacks on 11-year-old boy jailed for eight years

A rapist who carried out a series of perverted sex acts on vulnerable teenagers in Dundee has been jailed for eight years .

John Alfred Perkinton, 48, was also told his name would remain on the sex offenders register indefinitely for what a judge described as “serious sexual offending”.

A jury earlier convicted Perkinton, of Clepington Court, of one charge of rape and three charges of lewd and libidinous practices and behaviour.

He was found guilty of two counts of carrying out a sex act on an 11-year-old boy between May 1996 and May 1997 at an address in the city’s West End and in an unknown wooded area in Dundee.

He was also convicted of touching a 13-year-old schoolgirl on the body and attempting to kiss her between January 1998 and January 1999 at an address in the West End.

Perkinton was further convicted of assaulting and raping a 16-year-old girl after getting her intoxicated with alcohol and drugs at an address in Dundee between July 1999 and July 2000.

Passing sentence, Judge Lord Beckett told Perkinton: “Taking all these matters together, in such serious sexual offending there is no suitable alternative to a prison sentence to punish you and seek to deter others from behaving in this way.

“I will impose one sentence to cover all the charges and you will go to prison for eight years.”

He backdated the sentence to May 3 when Perkinton was remanded in custody and told him his name would remain on the sex offenders register indefinitely.