Child Abuse Ring Who Preyed on Victims in Glasgow Drugs Den Convicted of “Extraordinary Depravity” and Warned of “Very Substantial” Jail Terms

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – A child abuse ring in Glasgow has been warned they face “very substantial” jail terms for their “extraordinary depravity”. The seven individuals preyed on victims in a drugs den where heroin and crack cocaine were used, and three children were abused in 2012 and 2019.

The accused were convicted of a string of charges including gang rape of a child, with one of the co-accused found guilty of assaulting a child. Four of the accused were convicted of attempting to murder a child by pushing her into a microwave and trapping her in other places. Prosecutors dropped allegations of the use of an Ouija board during the trial, and all the accused were found not guilty of killing dogs.

During the trial, Judge Lord Beckett warned the abusers to expect a “very substantial prison sentence” for their “grave and repeated” crimes. He emphasized the repeated sexual assault of very young children, and the extreme gravity of the sex offenses, some of which were accompanied by attempted murder.

The judge also stated that a risk assessment will be carried out before sentencing to assess if an order for lifelong restriction should be imposed. This would monitor high-risk offenders for the rest of their lives if deemed suitable for release from prison after serving a minimum punishment period.

The accused face charges ranging from attempted murder and multiple counts of assault, sexual assault, and rape to supplying drugs and alcohol to children. Sentencing for the individuals has been adjourned until January 9.

The individuals involved in this child abuse ring have been convicted of heinous crimes, and Judge Lord Beckett has warned them to expect substantial prison sentences. The judge emphasized the gravity of the offenses and the repeated sexual assault of very young children, indicating a likelihood of lifelong restriction for these offenders.