Frank Mayne, 56 has been sentenced to life inprisonment by the High Court in Edinburgh.

Mr Mayne maintained his innocence to a catalague of offences against women and young girls but was found guilty of all 15 charges of rape, indecent assault, assault and indecent behaviour following the trial. One of his victims was only 6 years of age.

Sentencing Mayne, Lord Pentland said “All of your victims were vulnerable at the time you attacked and sexually abused them.” Lord Pentland said he was satisfied that Mayne had a sadistic, violent and depraved personality and that he posed a serious risk to public safety, particularly for women and girls.

Mr Mayne was also served with a Life Long Restriction Order and will remain on the Sexual Offenders Register for the rest of his life.