A man responsible for a catalogue of rapes, sexual assaults and animal cruelty offences spanning 20 years is due to be sentenced on Friday.
Kevin Vivers, 56, was found guilty of 27 charges including rapes, sexual assaults and physical abuse of seven women between 1985 and 2020 in November 2022.
Vivers, who has been placed on the sex offenders register, is due to be sentenced at the High Court in Livingston.
Detective chief inspector Steven McMillan said at the time of Vivers’ conviction that he hoped it would “bring some comfort to his victims and their families”.
He said: “This conviction has only been possible due to the bravery and courage of those who came forward to report this horrific abuse and I commend and thank them for speaking out.
“This was a particularly difficult case due to the horrendous nature of Vivers’ crimes and the sickening animal abuse, which spanned several decades.
“I would encourage anyone who is experiencing or has experienced abuse to come forward and report it to police.
“All reports of abuse and sexual assaults, regardless of the passage of time, will be thoroughly investigated by Police Scotland and victims will be supported throughout.”
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