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17 May 2016, 13:37
A former teacher branded a "dangerous predator'' has been jailed for more than six years for sexually abusing pupils at a private school.
William Bain, 62, of Crieff, Perth and Kinross, committed the offences against five boys at a school in Dunbartonshire where he taught in the 1980s and 1990s.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six years and six months at the High Court in Glasgow on Tuesday.
Following the verdict, Detective Inspector Grant MacLeod said: "Bain is a dangerous predator and it is through the courage of his victims that he has been brought to account.
"We hope this sentence will bring some closure to them and allow them to move forward with their lives.
"Police Scotland, both nationally and locally, will work with statutory partners and the third sector to ensure that survivors of childhood abuse are supported through the investigation and criminal justice process.
"As the case of Bain demonstrates today, we will work tirelessly to ensure that those who perpetrate these crimes will not go undetected, irrespective of the time that has passed.
"It is never too late to report abuse and we would ask anyone with further information about William Bain or other abusers to contact Police Scotland via 101.''