June 2021

Scots paedo who lured child to house for sex set rottweiler on two schoolgirls

A sex offender who incited his rottweiler to attack two schoolgirls was jailed for three months 

Martin Reeves incited the dog to chase the girls and they were forced to run across a road without looking as they tried to escape.

Reeves was found guilty of attacking the 14 and 15-year-old girls in Balhousie Street, Perth, after a trial at the city’s sheriff court.

He was found guilty of assaulting the teenagers by repeatedly inciting his rottweiler to menace, attack, injure and pursue them on 16 June last year.

The teenagers told the court they had not done anything to annoy the dog and that Reeves had not been provoked into setting it upon them.

They described how they saw the rottweiler bare its teeth and they both felt they had to run away across the road at speed to avoid being bitten.

Sheriff Neil Bowie imposed a three month prison sentence but said it should run concurrently with a 74-week term imposed on Reeves last week for a sexual offence.

In that case, a hunt for a missing child led to her being discovered under the bed of 33-year-old paedophile Reeves, who had lured her to his home to rape her.

He subsequently admitted sexually assaulting and injuring the 15-year-old girl by repeatedly having sex with her.

Sheriff William Wood told him: “This is a serious offence. You were a much older man and in a situation where this child was taken advantage of by you when she was vulnerable.

“You knew what age she was at the time. You knew how old she was because she told you. Only a custodial sentence is appropriate.”

Solicitor David Holmes told Perth Sheriff Court that his client was an alcoholic who had been left traumatised by seeing his father choke to death two years ago.

The court was told that the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been moved to the Perth area from England for her own safety.

But she met predatory paedophile Reeves during a visit to Perth city centre in October 2020 and he invited her back to his home when they met again in December.

Reeves initially refused to let police in when his home became central to the missing persons inquiry and he denied having any knowledge of the girl at first.

He eventually let officers into his home but continued to deny that she was present despite them pointing out her distinctive jacket lying on his sofa.

Officers searched the property and noticed a hand sticking out from beneath the bed and the girl told them it was where Reeves had told her to hide.

Reeves then shouted at the officers: “There’s nothing wrong with a 16-year-old and a 33-year-old, you arseholes.” He denied being aware of her age.

Reeves, South William Street, Perth, admitted engaging in sexual activity and having penetrative sex with a 15-year-old girl at his home on 15 and 16 December last year.

June 2021

Missing Scots child found under bed of paedophile who had lured her home to have sex

A hunt for a missing child led to her discovery under the bed of a 33-year-old paedophile who had lured her to his home to have sex with her.

Martin Reeves was jailed for 74 weeks today after he admitted sexually assaulting and injuring the 15-year-old girl by repeatedly having sex with her.

Reeves whinged that going to jail as a sex beast would damage his standing and said he was concerned that he would be shunned by his friends when he is released.

Sheriff William Wood told him: “This is a serious offence. You were a much older man and in a situation where this child was taken advantage of by you when she was vulnerable.

“You knew what age she was at the time. You knew how old she was because she told you. Only a custodial sentence is appropriate.”

Solicitor David Holmes told Perth Sheriff Court that his client was an alcoholic who had been left traumatised by seeing his father choke to death two years ago.

The court heard how a hunt was launched for the vulnerable teenager after she went missing from the local authority unit she had been moved to for her own protection.

Reeve left the vulnerable 15-year-old girl with internal injuries after twice having sex with her despite knowing she was underage

The court was told that the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been moved to the Perth area for her own safety.

But she met predatory paedophile Reeves during a visit to Perth city centre in October 2020 and he invited her back to his home when they met again in December.

Reeves initially refused to let police in when his home became central to the missing persons inquiry and he denied having any knowledge of the girl at first.

He eventually let officers into his home but continued to deny that she was present despite them pointing out her distinctive jacket lying on his sofa.

Officers searched the property and noticed a hand sticking out from beneath the bed and the girl told them it was where Reeves had told her to hide.

Reeves, South William Street, Perth, admitted engaging in sexual activity and having penetrative sex with a 15-year-old girl at his home on 15 and 16 December last year.

“The accused is 33 and is an alcoholic,” fiscal depute Michael Sweeney told the court.

“He has 18 previous convictions and has been imprisoned on various occasions.

“She was a ‘looked after child’. Her parental rights had moved to the local authority.

They met during one of her visits to Perth. The accused was made aware of her age.

“On 15 December she returned to the same area alone and without the authority being aware. She recognised the accused and reminded him who she was.

“They went to his home. The accused removed all of his clothing and her leggings. They had sex.

“The complainer felt pain and informed the accused who apologised. The accused did not wear a condom. She reminded him she was 15 which did not seem to worry him.

“They had sex again. At 4pm there was knocking at the door and the accused instructed her to hide under the bed, which she did. It was police investigating reports of her being missing.

“He denied the complainer was there but eventually let them in. One officer noticed a hand sticking out from beneath the bed. She was wearing pants and a hoodie.”

Reeves shouted at the officers: “There’s nothing wrong with a 16-year-old and a 33-year-old, you a********.”