An 82-year-old man has been jailed for eight years for the historic sexual abuse of three girls over nearly a quarter of a century.
Alexander Moore preyed on his victims for 24 years, between 1982 and 2006.
Moore, from Arbroath, was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow after being found guilty after trial in Edinburgh of six charges including rape and lewd and libidinous behaviour.
A jury convicted Moore of a string of sexual offences against the three little girls.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard how Moore also sexually assaulted another two schoolgirls, who also cannot be identified, at a location in the town.
He also repeatedly raped one of the girls.
The court heard how Moore started abusing his victims in June 1982.
He was finally brought to justice after the girls courageously spoke to police about what happened to them.
Sentencing him, Lord Ericht said a report branded Moore a “serious risk” to female children.
“It is clear from victim impact statements they are still living with the consequences of the harm that you have done to them,” he said.