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Aberdeenshire man jailed for 10 years over serious sexual offences

By David Porter

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Police Scotland has today welcomed the sentencing of an Aberdeenshire man for a number of serious sexual offences across a four year period.

​James Freeman was jailed for 10 years at the High Court in Edinburgh on Tuesday, July 5.

​He was previously found guilty of the offences committed at various addresses in the north-east of Scotland between 2014 and 2018.

​Detective Sergeant Frank McDermott said: “I would like to commend the victim who came forward to report Freeman’s crimes and displayed great courage in speaking out.

​“We treat all reports of sexual crimes seriously and sensitively and I would encourage any victims of sexual crimes to come forward and report the circumstances, in confidence, to Police, knowing we will investigate thoroughly.

​“Anyone who wants to report a crime can contact Police Scotland by calling 101.”

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