Main jailed for sexual offences in Fife between 1986 and 2004

A 55-year-old man's been jailed for 12 years for sexual abuse against children in Fife.

Craig Menzies, a former boys brigade leader, also committed the offences in Glasgow and the Highlands between 1986 and 2004.

He pled guilty and will be supervised for 3 years after being released and is on the sex offenders register indefinitely.

He also admitted four charges of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices.

The court heard his first victim – aged 13 or 14 – was indecently assaulted on a trip to a campsite in Leven.

Detective Inspector Colin Moffat from the National Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said: “Menzies has admitted to a campaign of sexual violence against youngsters spanning three decades. He abused his position as a trusted adult to these children and now faces the consequences of his despicable actions.

“I hope his conviction and sentencing will offer some form of justice to those involved, who have shown incredible strength throughout the reporting and court process.

“Police Scotland is committed to tackling all forms of sexual crimes, regardless of when they occurred. I’d urge anyone who has been a victim of such offences to come forward knowing we will fully investigate and you will be supported by our specially trained officers and partner agencies.”

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