A depraved paedophile raped two young sisters and abused a disabled boy he was babysitting over a ten-year period.
Pervert Allan McLeod carried out the horrific abuse every Saturday while he was babysitting in a house in East Kilbride between 1998 and 2008.
The vile 43-year-old began abusing one of the girls when she was six and raped her between the ages of 14 and 15 years. Her sister was sexually abused from the age of eight and raped over a three-year period between the ages of 12 to 15 years.
Another of his victims was a disabled boy, whom he abused over a two-year period, between December 2002 and 2004, while the victim was 12 and 13 years.
On one occasion, between June 2006 and June 2008, McLeod exposed himself to one of the girls and performed a sex act on himself in the car park of a supermarket in the town.
He also sexually abused another two girls when they were aged seven – one on a single occasion and the other twice.
Throughout his trial at the High Court in Glasgow McLeod insisted he was innocent and claimed his victims had made the incidents up.
Temporary judge Michael O’Grady QC said McLeod had been convicted of “the most appalling crimes”.
He told McLeod: “You have blighted their childhood. Even during the most distressing evidence you have shown not a flicker of emotion.”
McLeod was due to be sentenced at the High Court in Livingston on Monday but, when he appeared, advocate Ann Ogg said the defence needed more time to obtain risk assessments from two medical experts.
Judge O’Grady QC granted her request to defer sentence for three months and adjourned the case until February 8 next year at the High Court in Edinburgh.
McLeod, who is on remand, is already on the sex offenders’ register.