Sunday, 15 March 2015
Nursery manager sentenced to eight years
"A nursery manager who raped a three-year-old boy and sexually abused a teenage girl has been sentenced to eight years in jail."
"Mark Maclennan was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh after a jury trial found him guilty of three charges. He was also found guilty of possessing child abuse images."
"Maclennan, 30, who was represented by Donald Findlay QC, denied all the charges, some of which were alleged to have taken place at a Lochaber nursery where he worked."
"Separate charges of sexually abusing another three-year-old boy and a girl aged between four and five at the nursery were not proven. Judge John Morris QC ordered Maclennan to spend a further two years under close supervision after his jail term."
"Sentencing Maclennan, Judge Morris said: "These crimes constitute a gross breach of trust, both of these young people were entitled to feel safe in your charge".