Man raped girl in house and abused another inside van in car park

Craig Wallace attacked three children over a 15-year spell between 2003 and 2018.

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A man guilty of abusing three young girls is behind bars.

Craig Wallace preyed on the children including targeting one in his van while he sat in a public car park.

The 41-year-old had denied the three charges during a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

But jurors convicted him of lewd and libidinous conduct towards the first victim in his van in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.

Wallace was further guilty of raping the second girl at a house in the town.

He was finally convicted of the sexual assault, attempted rape and rape of the final child in Douglas, Lanarkshire.

Prosecutors stated the charges – all with unanimous verdicts – spanned between 2003 and 2018.

Wallace, of East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, had been on bail for the trial.

But adjourning sentencing until next month, judge Lord Armstrong told him: “You will be detained in custody meantime.”

Wallace was put on the sex offenders list.

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