One thing that really gets my blood boiling is child abuse in any form and the case of Stuart Young was no exception, this case really got me annoyed.
Stuart Young, aged 37, abused a number of children over a 5 year period, including a 6 month-old baby girl who he continued to abuse until she was 5 years-old. He also raped a baby boy when he was just 1 day-old and continued to abuse him for 3 months. His third victim was a 9 year-old girl who he abused in July 2013. All of the offences occurred between November 2008 and December 2013 in various locations around Edinburgh.
Young was arrested and charged in January 2014 after one of the girls revealed what happened to her. He was remanded in custody until sentencing and placed on the Sex Offenders Register. He was finally convicted after a week long trial, which took the jury only 2 hours to find him guilty of 2 counts of rape and another count of sexual assault. The offences were so appalling that the members of the jury have been excused from jury duty for 5 years.
P Arthurson QC adjourned sentencing until the 28th of May 2015 but told Young to expect a lengthy prison sentence… No prison sentence is long enough to compensate for the lives he has ruined. Those children who have suffered at his hands are going to have to live with what he has done for the rest of their lives, Lord knows what psychological damage he has caused to those poor children… This is exactly why the death sentence should be brought back, people like Young do not deserve to have a cushy life behind bars.