Rapist’s years of sex at­tacks

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A MAN has been con­victed of re­peat­edly rap­ing and as­sault­ing three women over 15 years.

Charles Cas­sidy, 52, was re­manded in cus­tody af­ter he was found guilty by a jury at the High Court in Ed­in­burgh.

His vic­tims were abused in Mus­sel­burgh and Pre­ston­pans for 15 years from 1984.

De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Deb­bie For­rester, of Po­lice Scot­land’s Do­mes­tic Abuse Task Force, said: “Cas­sidy is a dan­ger­ous in­di­vid­ual who re­peat­edly at­tacked these women and caused ex­treme harm.

“With­out the courage of his vic­tims speak­ing out about their or­deals, we would not have been able to put him be­fore the court, so I want to thank them.

“I hope they can now de­rive some com­fort from know­ing he is in prison.”

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