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Child abuser lied to police about whereabouts

A child sex attacker whose abuse caused one of his victims to attempt suicide lied to police about his whereabouts a day after being convicted.

Gibson Dunbar was found guilty of abusing two girls at addresses in Dundee.

He was placed on the sex offenders register and ordered to give his details to police so he could be monitored in the community.

A court was told that the following day he gave a false address to police.

Dunbar, 49, of Dundee, pleaded guilty to a charge under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Sheriff Michael Fletcher deferred sentence until later this week for the case to be dealt with by the sheriff who heard Dunbar's initial trial.

Dunbar was convicted by a jury last October and sentenced to three year's supervision, 200 hours unpaid work and a conduct requirement to stay away from young girls.

He was convicted of using lewd, libidinous and indecent practices and behaviour toward one girl.

He was also found guilty of a separate charge of using lewd and libidinous practices towards another girl under the age of 10 in the late 1980s.

One of his victims said the "disgusting" abuse had led to her trying to take her own life as a teenager.

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