A woman abused by a Dundee paedophile when she was just eight has urged other victims to come forward.
Jodie Turnbull waived her right to anonymity after abuser Gibson Dunbar nicknamed Creepy Gibby was found guilty at Dundee Sheriff Court.
Miss Turnbull, who is now 28, said the “disgusting” abuse at the hands of the so-called family friend in the mid-90s led to her trying to take her own life as a teenager.
The mum-of-four faced her abuser in court last week and says she hopes Dunbar is handed the maximum sentence possible and that anyone else targeted by him should come forward.
Miss Turnbull said: “It was 11 years before I told anyone.
“He used to come into my bedroom and I’d pretend I was sleeping.
“The first time I told someone was my ex-partner in 2006 and I told my mum a year ago.
“I tried to take my own life twice as a teenager, I was off the rails.”
Miss Turnbull said she refused to hide behind a screen when she gave evidence against Dunbar during his trial.
“I said no, I wanted to stand up and face my demons.” she said. “After it all came out I had to go ahead, I couldn’t let it happen to anybody else.
“When I saw him I felt that he was a rat that needed put away, just disgusting. I thought now he has to sit and listen to how he made me feel.
“I think there may be other victims and I fear for it happening again.”
Dunbar was also found guilty by a jury yesterday of a separate charge of using lewd and libidinous practices towards another girl under the age of 10 in the late 1980s.
His defence advocate Jonathan Crowe told the city’s sheriff court that the 49-year-old was “under no illusion” about the possibility of a prison term.
In her closing speech to the jury, prosecutor Vicki Bell said Dunbar was a “repulsive person who abused the trust of children.”
Miss Bell said: “Crime has no sell-by date in Scotland, a person can be prosecuted at any time if there is sufficient evidence.
“The witnesses gave evidence in a straightforward manner in a stressful situation.
“One of the girls called him ‘creepy Gibby’ a nickname like this does not come from nowhere.”
Two further charges of lewd and libidinous behaviour against a separate complainer between 1995 and 1996 were found not proven by the jury, and another similar charge against a fourth girl between 1998 and 1999 was found not guilty.
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael deferred sentence until November 9 for reports and placed him on the sex offenders register.