Man (77) guilty of historic sex abuse

A Bo’ness pensioner has been convicted of historic sexual abuse after a trial at Falkirk Sheriff Court.

Charles Simpson (77) admitted carrying out lewd and libidinous practices involving a young girl who was only four years when her ordeal first began.

The offences took place between October 1983 and April 1989 at various addresses in Bo’ness and a hotel in Skegness.

He is due to be sentenced on July 30.