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07-Jul-14, 18:22
Police praise courage of victims
POLICE SCOTLAND acknowledges the conviction today of 48 year old Duncan Begg, also known as Duncan Dreghorn.
Mr Begg was convicted of rapes, sexual assaults and assaults of women in Caithness between 1984 and 2010.
Detective Inspector Eddie Ross of the Inverness based Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit, and Chair of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) in Highland, which focuses on protecting high risk victims of domestic abuse, said:"It would not be appropriate to comment further on the conviction prior to sentencing other than to acknowledge the courage of his victims in not only coming forward but staying with the prosecution process to conviction."
He continued: "This case is one of the first investigated by the Inverness based Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit established in September 2012. The Unit works with other agencies as well as other similar Police Units across Scotland, to protect victims of domestic abuse and their children. As well as this victim focussed work, research and targeting of repeat perpetrators of domestic abuse is a core function of Domestic Abuse Investigation Units in Police Scotland."
DI Ross added: "Police Scotland pro-actively focuses resources on the perpetrators of domestic crime by profiling offenders and identifying victims to ensure that best evidence is gathered so that those who commit domestic abuse offences are brought to justice."