Man Given Order For Lifelong Restriction For Carrying Out Abuse Which Spanned 36 Years

A man has been given an Order for Lifelong Restriction, along with a custodial sentence of six years and six months, for a series of non-recent sexual offences and abuse.

Kevin Scott, 54, committed the offences on a number of women, between 1985 and 2021 in the West Lothian, Clackmannanshire and Galloway areas.

He was convicted by a jury of ten offences in February 2023 and sentenced today, Wednesday 12 July, 2023,  at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Detective Sergeant Lynn Morrison said: “Thanks to those who reported these attacks, we were able to build a significant case against Scott, which ultimately resulted in his conviction and sentence today.

“We commend the victims in coming forward and want to make it clear to anyone who has experienced sexual abuse that there is no time limit on when you can report these crimes.

“we will always conduct a thorough investigation, no matter how long ago the incidents occurred and we will do all we can to bring perpetrators of such offences to justice.”