A perverted pensioner who sexually abused three children over three decades has been jailed for four years.
Victor Bawol, 76, targeted his victims, who cannot be named for legal reasons, at various locations in Dundee and at a campsite in Inverness-shire between September 1970 and April 2005.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard Bawol was brought to justice after one of his victims overdosed on painkillers.
Fortunately the man recovered and then confided in his girlfriend about what Bawol had done to him.
The police were then contacted and their investigations resulted in enough evidence to bring him to justice.
Defence advocate Jonathan Crowe told the court his client was in poor health and suffered from COPD, a lung disease.
Mr Crowe also said the accused, who once worked as a cinema projectionist, was sorry for what he had done.
“His position is if he could turn back time he would because he now appreciates the damage he has inflicted,” the agent said.
“Mr Bawol is horrified by devastation he has inflicted.”
Passing sentence, Lord Ericht placed Bawol on the sex offenders register for life.
He told the pensioner: “You have pled guilty to a sustained course of sexual abuse. Be under no illusion. What you did was very wrong.”