Man sentenced for sexually abusing girls over more than a decade

Kristofer Johnstone was sentenced to ten years in prison at the High Court in Glasgow on Thursday.

Man sentenced for sexual abuse of girls over more than a decade in Renfrewshire, Glasgow and Argyll Police Scotland

A 33-year-old man has been jailed for ten years for sexually abusing two young girls.

Kristofer Johnstone was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow on Thursday over offences against children in Renfrewshire, Glasgow and Argyll.

Police said he abused two girls between 2005 and 2017.

Detective inspector Jan MacColl said: “Johnstone abused the trust of these two children, and I would commend the victims for coming forward and reporting his behaviour to us.

“Investigating events that have happened in the past can present challenges and it can sometimes only be with hindsight that people recognise that what happened to them was abuse.

“Police Scotland has highly trained, specialist officers, across the country who can investigate such offences and, working with partners, ensure perpetrators are brought to justice.

“We are committed to investigating all reports regardless of when abuse happened, where it took place or who was involved. We will listen, we will investigate, and we will take prompt action to ensure that no one else is at risk of harm.‎ We would ask anyone wishing to report abuse to contact us on 101.”

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