June 2020

Child sex beast who raped 12-year-old girl and then fled to Canada brought to justice

A child rapist who attacked a 12-year-old girl in Edinburgh and then fled to Canada before being deported is now facing a hefty jail sentence.

Balwinder Singh, 54, forced himself on the child in 2016 and then went on the run.

The pervert attacked the schoolgirl in Edinburgh and then fled to Canada – but he was nabbed in the UK in March this year.

Singh admitted his crime at the High Court in Edinburgh on Monday and faces a long term in jail.

Detective Inspector Jonny Wright of Edinburgh’s Public Protection Unit said: “Today, Singh has pled guilty to raping a 12-year-old child in 2016.

“My thoughts continue to remain with the victim and those impacted by Singh’s actions.

“Singh fled the country soon after the offence came to light and travelled across the world seeking to avoid detection.

“However, his attempts would not be allowed to succeed and as a result of committed national and international partnership working, he was traced and deported from Canada, ultimately leading to his arrest in the UK on March 12.”

Cops worked with their counterparts in Canada, as well as Scottish Police Authority Forensic Services, to secure a conviction.

Singh will be sentenced at a later date.