June 2022

Dundee paedophile Gordon Fraser dies in prison

Dundee paedophile Gordon Fraser has died behind bars, a year after being jailed for sex attacks on two young children 

Fraser was imprisoned for seven years after being found guilty by a jury last October of sexually abusing a schoolboy and his stepsister

He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

The 79-year-old targeted a schoolboy and his stepsister in the late 70s and early 80s.

During sentencing, he was told by Judge Lord Weir his crimes amounted to “a gross breach of trust”.

Fraser, who appeared in the dock at the High Court in Livingston in a mobility scooter, had sacked his legal team following the guilty verdict.

The Scottish Prison Service confirmed through a death in custody notice on its website Fraser died on Sunday.

The notice read: “Gordon Fraser, 79, a prisoner from HMP Addiewell has died on 05 June 2022.

“He was sentenced at Livingston High Court in 2021.

“A fatal accident inquiry will be held in due course.”