Former Aberdeenshire football coach pleads guilty to assaulting two further victims

An Aberdeenshire man, who's currently in jail for carrying out a string of historic child sexual offences, has plead guilty to assaulting two further victims.

Former football coach Alasdair McCulloch of Crimond was sentenced to four and a half years behind bars in June 2018 for sexually assaulting four children in an eight year period between 1998 and 2006. 

Following his conviction a further two victims have come forward to report other offences carried out during a seven year period between 2001 and 2008. 

All of the victims, who were aged between 11 and 16, knew the 36-year-old him from local school footballing training in Fraserburgh where he helped out,

During the initial investigation in 2016, one victim came forward and three others were identified.

Detective Sergeant Stuart Robinson, National Child Abuse Investigation Unit, Police Scotland said: “McCulloch is a sexual predator who abused young boys he befriended either through football, or who he knew from his local community. He abused their friendship and their trust. He alone is responsible for his actions the consequences of which he is facing today.

 “His guilty plea today is a testimony to the bravery of all of the young men who spoke out and reported McCulloch. Their actions have brought him to justice and protected others. 

 “We know that speaking out about abuse is not easy. People often don’t feel able to report until long after the abuse occurred. We would like to reassure anyone who has been a victim of child abuse, or knows of someone who has been a victim, that if they wish to report we will listen and we will investigate.

 “If you have been, or anyone you know has been, a victim of child abuse, then please speak to us. You can contact us either on 101, or in an emergency 999.”

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