Rapist’s jail term longer

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A CONVICTED rapist caught with thousands of indecent images of children has been jailed for five years.

Thomas Hazlett, 71, was out on licence when police raided his Colinton home and found the pictures on his computer.

He was handed a 12-month sentence earlier this week, but yesterday at the High Court in Edinburgh a sheriff extended that to offer “as much protection as possible to the public”.

Hazlett had already admitted to being in the possession of the images at his Redford Road home.

In 1997, Hazlitt was jailed for eight years for rape and four years into that sentence he was convicted of the previous rape of two young sisters and sentenced to 12 years.