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Sex offence ex-policeman Ian Paterson refused bail pending appeal

Ian Paterson
Image caption Ian Paterson was found guilty after going on trial

A retired senior police officer jailed for 18 months for sexually assaulting three women has been refused bail pending an appeal against his sentence.

Former chief superintendent Ian Paterson, 62, made inappropriate remarks to the women and touched them while working as a charity boss.

Paterson was working at the Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations.

Judge Lord Kinclaven refused to grant bail to Paterson at the High Court in Edinburgh.

The 62-year-old was jailed at Aberdeen Sheriff Court earlier this month.

He had insisted that his behaviour was not sexually motivated and claimed that he was just a tactile person.

But a jury found Paterson, of Tarves, guilty of three offences after listening to the evidence of the women about incidents between July 2011 and October last year.

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