South Uist #NONCE James Maclachlan. #WesternIsles #Paedo


May 19, 2017

James Maclachlan

A sexual predator who targetted children in the Western Isles for more than 12 years is behind bars.

Fish farm worker James Maclachlan, 49, of South Uist, raped one girl when she was 14 and sexually abused another girl when she was aged between 12 and 14. He preyed on a third girl when she was aged between seven and 10.

He also sexually abused a teenage boy and a six-year-old boy.

The abuse took place between 1989 and 2001.

Yesterday, Judge Lord Beckett remanded Maclachlan in custody and told him:

“The charges you have been convicted of are extremely serious. Your victims, who were children at the time, showed great courage in giving evidence about the depraved and despicable conduct which you inflicted on them.”

Prosecutor Shanti Maguire said:

“He is an utterly deviant, manipulative, sexual predator towards children both male and female. He…

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