Fraserburgh Football Coach Child Abuse Sentence Extended

Former Football Coach, Alasdair McCulloch, 36 of Fraserburgh, has had his jail sentence extended for the sexual child abuse of two further boys.

McCulloch had previously been convicted of child sexual offences in 2018 and was sentenced to prison for a period of 41/2 years.

His offences related to the period between 1998 and 2006.

His victims were of primary age and he knew some of his victims through coaching.

He admitted charges of using lewd and libidinous practices towards children over a period of eight years.

He is also on the sex offenders register indefinitely.

Upon sentencing McCulloch, Lord Arthurson said:

“In these circumstances, you will well appreciate that on any view the gravity of your offending, given the nature, the period libelled and the number and age of your victims, merits the imposition upon you today of a substantial custodial sentence.”

And after the trial, Detective Inspector Mark Lambley of the Police Scotland National Child Abuse Investigation Unit made the following statement:

“McCulloch is a predatory individual, who gained the trust of his young victims, before abusing them.”

“I would like to thank the victims for coming forward and speaking to officers and the court about what happened to them.”

“It takes a lot of courage to do so and I hope that the victims take some comfort in the fact that their actions have resulted in McCulloch now having to face the consequences of his actions.”

McCulloch has later admitted two further charges which were committed between 2001 and 2008.

One victim was 11 years old and another was indecently assaulted from the age of 13 years.

Judge Lord Boyd of Duncansby said:

“It is clear to me that the present offences are part of the same pattern of offending as was dealt with in the 2018 indictment.”

McCulloch’s release date was the 13th May 2022.


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