Man who raped and sexually abused young girl jailed

Ian Brown abused the young girl when she was between the ages of five and six in Fife in 2019.

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A man who raped and sexually abused a young girl has been jailed.

Ian Brown was sentenced to ten years at the High Court in Edinburgh on Thursday after being found guilty of serious sexual offences. 

The young girl was abused when she was aged between five and six in Cardenden, Fife between January and October 2019.

Detectives from Fife Division Child Abuse Investigation Unit launched the investigation into Brown in October 2019.  He was arrested and charged that month.

Detective Constable Davie Birrell welcomed the court sentence, saying: “Ian Brown subjected a young child to sustained sexual abuse over a number of months and the sentencing sends a clear message that anyone found guilty of offences of this nature will be brought to justice. 

“We are committed to supporting victims of sexual crimes and should you wish to report crimes of this nature we will conduct a thorough and sensitive investigation in order to bring perpetrators to justice.”