Child molester admits abusing boy and girl

A PERVERT has been convicted of molesting two children over a 14-year period.

Robert Tait, 64, abused his first victim, a six-year-old girl, in November 1980, at an address in Edinburgh.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard how Tait continued to abuse the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, until she turned 13.

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He also began abusing a 10-year-old boy at an address in the city in January 1990.

The court heard how Tait would force the child to watch pornographic films and perform sex acts in front of him.

The abuse against the boy, who also cannot be named for legal reasons, continued until January 1994.

The story emerged after Tait, a prisoner of HMP Saughton, pleaded guilty to two charges of lewd, indecent, and libidinous practices, before judge Lord Burns.

Advocate Depute Peter McCormack told the court that Tait was jailed for two years in October 2011 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for abusing two girls between October 1990 and March 1996.

Lord Burns deferred sentence on Tait in order for the court to obtain reports about his character.

He will be sentenced on March.

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