Perv pen­sioner preyed on girls

Vile brute could face a prison term

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Lynn Love

A Wishaw pen­sioner is fac­ing a jail term af­ter be­ing found guilty of his­toric sex­ual abuse against two young girls.

Sex beast Brian Henderson stood trial at Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court ac­cused of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing the teenage girls at var­i­ous places across the town.

The in­ci­dents oc­curred over a fiveyear pe­riod.

The jury found per­vert Henderson guilty by ma­jor­ity ver­dict of three charges of sex­ual as­sault and a fur­ther three charges of as­sault at Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court last Wed­nes­day af­ter a two-day trial.

The 70- year- old, of Dry­burgh Court, showed no emo­tion when the ver­dict was read out in court.

Be­tween De­cem­ber 1995 and De­cem­ber 1996, he was found guilty of mak­ing re­marks of a sex­ual nature to­wards an 11-year-old, ex­pos­ing his gen­i­tals, in­duc­ing the child to han­dle them, plac­ing his hand in her cloth­ing and han­dling her pri­vate parts at Wishaw Sports Cen­tre and ad­dresses in the town.

Vile Henderson was also found guilty of forc­ing a girl, then aged 12 to 15, to strad­dle him, push­ing his gen­i­tals into her back and sim­u­lat­ing sex­ual in­ter­course with her, re­peat­edly han­dling her pri­vate parts and pen­e­trat­ing her with his fin­gers, be­tween De­cem­ber 1996 and De­cem­ber 2000.

The jury also found Henderson guilty of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing an­other teenager be­tween 2001 and 2003.

Bully Henderson was also found guilty of re­peat­edly strik­ing an ado­les­cent be­tween the age of 11 and 15 on the head and body be­tween De­cem­ber 1995 and De­cem­ber 2000, as well as strik­ing an­other teenager on the head and body be­tween Jan­uary 2001 and Jan­uary 2005.

The fi­nal charge brute Henderson was con­victed of was as­sault­ing a wo­man be­tween April 1989 and March 1995.

He seized the wo­man by the throat, knocked her to the ground and re­peat­edly struck her on the head and body all to her in­jury.

Sen­tence was de­ferred on Henderson un­til Septem­ber 27.

The 70-year-old, of Dry­burgh Court, showed no emo­tion when the ver­dict was read out in court.

Dis­grace Brian Henderson out­side Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court last week

Struck off Bruce Rankin

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