Sui­cide claims re­jected

Daily Record - - NEWS - BY ALAN McEWEN

A VIC­TIM of pae­dophile David Scott has de­nied claims that he drove her mum and gran to sui­cide.

Mum-of-one Sharon Scott, sis­ter of the jailed preda­tor, was found dead from a heroin over­dose in Ed­in­burgh in 1982.

A fam­ily mem­ber claimed in the Daily Record on Mon­day that Sharon was abused by Scott start­ing when she was 11, and it later led her to take her own life.

Sharon’s daugh­ter, who has asked not to be named, has now come for­ward to re­ject those claims. She said there was no ev­i­dence Scott had raped her mother.

Her gran, He­len Scott, passed away in a car­a­van fire, aged 46, in Mid­loth­ian a year af­ter Sharon’s death.

She said: “I am the only daugh­ter of the young woman named in the ar­ti­cle and I wish to make it clear there is no ev­i­dence my mother was raped by David William Scott and she def­i­nitely did not com­mit sui­cide but was un­law­fully killed.

“Also, as she has been de­ceased since 1982, she ob­vi­ously can­not de­fend her good name, which is why I, her only daugh­ter, am obliged to do so. To be clear, there is also no ev­i­dence that my grand­mother com­mit­ted sui­cide.

“It was said that ‘Sharon has been for­got­ten about’ but I can­not make it clear enough, that my mother and my grand­mother are in our thoughts and prayers ev­ery day.

“Please do not get the im­pres­sion I am de­fend­ing the pae­dophile David William Scott, as I am also a vic­tim of this evil man and I helped to put him be­hind bars where he be­longs.”

In May, Scott, 60, from Ed­in­burgh, was jailed for 12 years af­ter sex­u­ally abus­ing young girls for more than 45 years.

JAILED Preda­tor Scott

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