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Joseph Hart guilty of raping primary school girl in Glasgow 20 years ago

A man has been convicted of raping a primary school girl more than 20 years ago.

Joseph Hart, 54, of Glasgow, abused the girl between 1991 and 1994 when she was aged between four and seven.

He was also found guilty of sexually abusing another girl when she was aged between four and seven.

The High Court in Glasgow heard Hart's rape victim told an adult but there was no corroboration. He was arrested when a second victim went to police.

Hart denied the charges and claimed his victims were lying.

Judge Bill Dunlop QC placed Hart on the sex offenders' register and remanded him in custody.

He will be sentenced next month.

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