South Scotland

Berwickshire teenager admits raping nine-year-old girl

A teenager has admitted raping a nine-year-old girl in Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders.

Martin Scougal, 19, of Ayton in Berwickshire, committed the offence on various occasions at an address in the town between July 2006 and July 2010.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, he also admitted molesting another girl when she was aged about eight.

Judge Lord Woolman called for background reports and remanded Scougal in custody pending sentence next month.

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