Child mo­lester dies in prison

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - LOCAL NEWS -

A pae­dophile pen­sioner from Mo­ray has died af­ter be­ing locked up for car­ry­ing out more than a decade of abuse.

Last March James Dun­can was or­dered to spend nearly three years in prison af­ter ad­mit­ting mo­lest­ing three girls who were aged between six and 13.

The 75-year-old pleaded guilty to six charges of prey­ing on the chil­dren at his home in Lossiemouth and at other ad­dresses in Scot­land.

He had been due to stand trial in Pais­ley, but ad­mit­ted all the charges dur­ing a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing.

Fis­cal de­pute Scot Dig­nan said that his first at­tack hap­pened in Lossiemouth around 1995 or 1996, when his vic­tim was seven.

Dun­can’s abuse only came to light in June 2014, af­ter one of his vic­tims had a child of her own and threat­ened to ex­pose his ac­tions.

Sher­iff Robert Fife con­demned Dun­can’s “dis­gust­ing” and “de­spi­ca­ble” of­fences as he im­posed the 34-month jail term.

It has now been re­vealed, dur­ing a fa­tal ac­ci­dent in­quiry, that Dun­can died of mul­ti­ple or­gan fail­ure in Jan­uary – less than a year into his sen­tence.

Dun­can suf­fered from multi-or­gan fail­ure and res­pi­ra­tory fail­ure and died at the Queen El­iz­a­beth Univer­sity Hospi­tal in Glas­gow.

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