A Dundee predator who has caused lasting problems to two boys he sexually abused over two decades ago wept as he was jailed for eight years.
John Brew, 50, abused the two children, who cannot be named, at locations in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire between October 1992 and February 1995.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard Brew took photographs of his first victim when he was naked before committing horrifying sexual assaults on him.
He also performed sex acts on his second victim.
Brew, of Soapwork Lane, Dundee, was caught after his victims plucked up enough courage to contact detectives last year.
The court heard the assaults had left the boys suffering from anxiety and depression.
Police Scotland officers managed to collect enough evidence to bring Brew to justice.
The story emerged yesterday after a jury convicted Brew on three charges of sexual assault.
Prosecution lawyer Mark Maguire told judge Lord Beckett Brew had previous convictions for sexual offending.
Defence solicitor advocate Iain Paterson told the court a forensic psychologist had assessed his client’s IQ and concluded that it was “extremely low”.
Mr Paterson added: “He is in the lowest category.
“The level of intellectual function is extremely low.”
Lord Beckett said he had read statements written by Brew’s two victims about the abuse they had both suffered.
He added: “It is clear that it had a lasting impact.
“They report that it has impacted their ability to form relationships, work and function.
“For such grave crimes, there is only one disposal.
“In order to deter you and indeed deter others who seek to abuse children, the court must impose a custodial disposal.
“You will go to prison for eight years.”
Brew was also placed on the sex offenders register for eight years.