Scots paedophile who abused children for ‘years’ at Salvation Army home jailed for second time
A ‘prolific’ Scots paedophile who preyed on children he was supposed to protect for ‘years’ has been jailed for a second time after another of his victims bravely spoke out about his abuse.
Sick Stewart Burgess, now 72, targeted boys in the 1980s while working as a senior house parent at Redheugh Adolescent Unit in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, which was run by the Salvation Army for vulnerable youngsters.
Burgess had previously been sentenced in 2008 to 10 years – reduced on appeal to seven-and-a-half years – for abusing two youngsters at the Salvation Army-run home in the 1980s.
New proceedings were raised after another former pupil came forward to report offending by Burgess at the unit.
During the trial at the High Court in Paisley last month, a jury heard the victim – now in his 50s – remains traumatised by abuse, which took place between 1984 and 1985.
Burgess, from Cumnock, was convicted of abusing this victim in similar ways he had to others. He was sentenced to three and half years in jail at the High Court in Glasgow on Friday April 21.
His name was added to the sex offenders register indefinitely.
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