Convicted rapist John McGrogan dies in Edinburgh jail

A former playground supervisor, who was found guilty of raping two young girls at the High Court in Glasgow in 2016, has died in prison.

Thursday, 7th October 2021, 12:30 pm

Officials have confirmed that John McGrogan, a prisoner from HMP Edinburgh, was found dead behind bars on September 30, 2021.

The 71-year-old from West Lothian, was found guilty of committing offences on two girls, ages six and 11, at Edinburgh addresses between 1981 and 2005

McGrogan was jailed for eight-and-a-half years and was also ordered to be supervised for a further four years after his release.

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The prisoner died last week while being held in HMP Edinburgh.

McGrogan died last week while being held in HMP Edinburgh.

His death has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal and a Fatal Accident Inquiry will be held in due course.

Police Scotland have been contacted for comment.

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