A man who raped a child and had a “depraved interest in young girls” was jailed for eight years yesterday.
Jamie Thom, 31, sexually assaulted two girls and subjected one of his victims to a rape ordeal.
A judge told Thom at the High Court in Edinburgh: “You have been found guilty of three serious sexual offences.”
Judge Norman McFadyen said: “You denied guilt of all of these offences, but it is clear from the verdict of the jury you have a depraved interest in young girls.
“All young children are vulnerable, but these are children with particular vulnerabilities,” he said.
The judge ordered that Thom should be kept under supervision for a further three-year period when he could face being returned to prison if he breaches licence conditions.
Thom, formerly of Millfield Road, Arbroath, was earlier convicted of the sexual assaults, including rape, and possession of an indecent photo of a child.
One of his victims was subjected to abuse at an address in Dundee from the age of four in 2015.
An older girl was molested by Thom from the age of eight in 2015 at a house in the city and raped by him.
Defence counsel Tony Lenehan told the court: “He has never served a period of imprisonment before.”
“Having never served time in custody before each year of the sentence imposed will bite deep.”
Thom was placed on the sex offenders register indefinitely.