Man charged with sex abuse of day-old baby

Stuart Young faced the allegation at the High Court in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Stuart Young faced the allegation at the High Court in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

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A MAN is to stand trial charged with sexually abusing a baby boy when he was just a day old.

Stuart Young, 37, of Sighthill, Edinburgh, faced the allegation at the High Court in Glasgow.

It is claimed that on various occasions between April and July last year at properties in Edinburgh, Young abused and raped the child.

The boy is said to have been aged between a day and three months at the time.

Young is also accused of raping a girl aged between six months and five years old in Edinburgh. The allegations spans November 2008 and December 2013. He also faces a separate charge of assaulting her.

The indictment also claims Young sexually abused a nine year-old girl in 2013 in Edinburgh.

Young faces a further charge of assaulting a woman and another allegation under the Children and Young Persons Act. He denies the charges. A trial date was set for next April.

Young’s bail was continued until then.