Midlothian man jailed for abusing woman over 11-year period

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A Penicuik man who assaulted a woman over an 11-year period has been jailed for two years and eight months.

John McAdam subjected the victim to a series of domestic assaults between 2006 and 2017 in the Midlothian and Scottish Borders area.

John McAdam

John McAdam

The 53-year-old pleaded guilty and was convicted at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on March 11th and was sentenced on Monday, April 8th.

McAdam became the subject of investigation by Lothians and Scottish Borders’ Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit after the victim came forward to report the crimes in April 2017.

As a result of these inquiries, McAdam was arrested and charged in November 2017.

Detective Inspector Keith MacKay, of Lothians and Scottish Borders’ Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit, said: “McAdam subjected the victim to both of physical and emotional abuse over an 11-year period.

John McAdam. Pic: Police Scotland

John McAdam. Pic: Police Scotland

“Thanks to the bravery of the victim in reporting these crimes, McAdam will now serve a custodial sentence and will no longer be a risk to other woman.

“Police Scotland is committed to tackling domestic abuse and associated violent offences and we continue to work alongside our partners at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to bring offenders to justice.

“Our message remains the same - do not accept domestic abuse. We take all reports seriously and officers will thoroughly investigate every case.

“If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be the victim of domestic abuse, please contact police on 101 or in an emergency 999.”

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