Breaking Fife Scotland West Lothian

Derek Adams has been sentenced to 12 years at the High Court in Edinburgh


The offences occurred over a 30-year period between 1985 and 2016, in the Fife, West Lothian and Dunfermline areas involving five victims.

Detective Inspector Craig Fraser, said: “It takes an enormous amount of courage for victims to speak out.  I am extremely grateful to them for their faith in us and for having the confidence to speak to us about the abuse they suffered. Today, their abuser is behind bars, where he will no longer be a threat to women.  If anyone has suffered any abuse, no matter how long ago, report it to police and be assured it will be investigated.”

Police Scotland is committed to supporting victims of sexual crimes and investigating those responsible and bringing them to justice. We would encourage any victims to come forward and report it.  They can be assured of being fully supported by officers and partner agencies.