1. ITV Report

Man sentenced for serious sexual offences in Dumfries and Edinburgh

Edinburgh High Court Photo: PA

A man has been sentenced for a number of serious sexual offences against women and children.

Robert Hawkins, 58, was investigated after he pled guilty to possessing indecent images of minors.

At Edinburgh High Court on Wednesday 20th June 2018, Hawkins was found guilty of serious sexual assaults on a boy aged six to nine years, a girl aged six to seven years and two women, now in their fifties.

These attacks took place at various addresses in Edinburgh and an address in Dumfries between 1990 and 2002.

He was sentenced today at Edinburgh High Court and given 14 years in prison.

The evidence gathered against Hawkins during our investigation was overwhelming. However, his conviction was only possible thanks to the bravery of the victims in coming forward to report the abuse that they had suffered"

– Detective Sergeant David Brady