A Dundee man is facing prison after being found guilty of a historic child sex offence.
Alan Hardie, of Fintryside, stood trial accused of committing attacks on children in Dundee during the 1990s.
The 60-year-old was indicted on three charges at the High Court in Edinburgh.
A jury found him guilty of one charge, that between January 1991 and August 1993, at an address in Downfield, he carried out lewd, libidinous and indecent practices towards a child by performing a sex act in front of the youngster.
Hardie also induced the child to perform a sex act, forced the child to watch a pornographic film and sexually assaulted the child.
He was cleared of two charges alleging he used lewd, libidinous and indecent practices towards a second child between 1991 and 1999.
After being found guilty, sentence was deferred on Hardie until October 26 and he was remanded in custody.
This year the Tele launched its Our Kids Need Justice campaign – calling for every person who commits a sexual offence involving a child to be given a custodial sentence.
Official statistics show that since the year 2000 the number of people behind bars after being convicted of sex crimes has more than doubled, with a rise in the number of older inmates serving sentences for historic abuse.
Sinead Daly, of the Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (WRASAC) in Dundee, said she “hoped the sentence goes on to reflect the severity of the crimes committed”.
“It is a very difficult thing for survivors to report offences of this nature,” she added.
“It’s not an easy thing for survivors to be able to go through the whole court process that follows once they have reported a crime.
“Through advocacy we lend guidance, advice and support to those who are dealing with this and who have decided to report what happened.”