The death of a former police officer who was jailed for sexually abusing young boys is to be probed by a sheriff.
Ian Jolly, 72, preyed on four youngsters between 1987 and 1998.
His behaviour came to light after the national football abuse scandal hit the headlines and a victim came forward.
Jolly had been involved in coaching boys football while serving as a police officer with the former Grampian police force.
During his service his job included working at Aberdeen Sheriff Court as a duty court officer.
He died following a suspected stroke in HMP Edinburgh in July last year.
A fatal accident inquiry is expected to get under way next month at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
Jolly’s trial was told he struggled with his sexuality and being a police officer as it was an environment that wasn’t supportive of gay officers.
Sheriff William Summers told him he had abused the position of trust enjoyed by a police officer before jailing him.
He entered guilty pleas to seven charges including exposing himself, performing a sex act in the presence of a child and abusing him on various occasions during a three-month period.
Jolly also admitted similar offences and indecently assaulting the same boy on several other occasions over a three-year period.
And on various occasions in the 1990s, Jolly exposed himself and performed a sex act in front of another of the boys.
He also admitted indecently assaulting two other boys in the 1990s.