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Child rapist Ronald Adamson dies in prison

HMP Glenochil Image copyright Richard Webb
Image caption Adamson died at HMP Glenochil

A man who raped a 15-year-old girl at the rubbish tip he ran in Carluke, Lanarkshire, has died in prison.

Ronald Adamson was jailed for nine years in 2009 for a number of attacks on under-age girls.

The 15-year-old victim had been sexually abused by him since the age of 12. Another girl was assaulted between the ages of seven and 13.

The Scottish Prison Service confirmed that the 54-year-old died at HMP Glenochil on Wednesday.

A spokesman said: "Police Scotland have been advised and the matter will be reported to the procurator fiscal.

"Next of kin have been informed and a fatal accident inquiry may be held in due course."

The rape took place in August 2005 at a civic amenity centre in Carluke.

All the offences Adamson was convicted of were carried out there and at a house in Carluke between 2001 and 2005.

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