January 2023

Child rapist sentenced to ten years

A sexual predator that repeatedly raped and abused a young girl has been jailed

Michael Edward Redpath, 36, formerly of Burdiehouse, Edinburgh but more recently of Glasgow pled guilty to several sexual offences including the rape of a child aged under 13 at his trial at Edinburgh High Court in December

The court was told that Redpath had groomed the young girl. Then on multiple occassions he repeatedly abused and raped her.

The victim was just eight years-old when the abuse began and it continued until she was 12. 

The victim found the courage in 2020, and spoke to another family member who alerted the police. Redpath was arrested the same day.

After being questioned by police, he was bailed and released ‘under investigation’

However Redpath disappeared and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was finally caught in Glasgow. 

Redpath was handed an extended prison sentence of 10 years 

He was told he would be subject to notification requirements for an indefinite period, and was put on the sex offenders register for life