A 52-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for non-recent sexual offences against young females in Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.
Hugh Derby was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh on Tuesday, 22 August 2023 for crimes that happened between 1999 and 2014.
Detective Inspector Gavin Chisholm said: “I want to thank each survivor of Derby’s crimes who assisted us with our investigations. This has been a very lengthy and distressing time for them to finally see their perpetrator face justice. He will now face the consequences of his despicable actions.
“I hope this provides some form of comfort as they try to move forward with their lives.
“We treat all reports of sexual crime seriously and I would urge anyone who has been a victim to come forward, no matter how much time has passed, and report it to police.
“Be assured we will fully investigate, and you will be supported by police and our partner agencies.”
Anyone with any concerns or information can report them to police by calling 101 or calling Crimestoppers, where anonymity can be obtained, on 0800 555 111.