March 2017

Pervert who preyed on young boys in Oban jailed for five years

A pervert who preyed on innocent young boys in the Oban area has been jailed for five years.

Kieron Wardrop, 40, has been sentenced to five years in prison for a series of historical child sexual offences.

The crimes occurred on various occasions between 1989 and 1992 and involved two young boys, who were both under the age of ten when the abuse began.

Wardrop was found guilty of the offences on Tuesday, January 24, and returned for sentencing yesterday.

Detective Sergeant Jacqueline Watt: “Kieoran Wardrop preyed on innocent young boys who looked up to him and trusted him.

“Wardrop’s crimes were not reported to police until his victims had reached adulthood, and he most likely believed he would never be held accountable.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the victims for showing tremendous bravery in coming forward and ensuring he was brought to justice.”