52-year-old Iain Nicholson was sentenced at Inverness Justice Centre today (Tuesday, 20 April, 2021).
Nicholson pled guilty to the offences of paying for the sexual services of a child and sentenced to 11 months in prison.
Detective Inspector Anna Johnston of the National Child Abuse Investigation Unit (NCAIU) in Inverness said:
“Nicholson is a devious individual who actively pursued and preyed upon vulnerable females, including a 13-year-old girl.
“He would seek to obtain sexual gratification by observing them in a state of undress in return for payment.
“The impact of Nicholson’s deviant behaviour on this young girl is significant and cannot be underestimated.
“Cases of sex offences involving children, are always deeply distressing for all involved and I would like to thank the victim for her bravery and thanks to her family for their cooperation and assistance whilst this case was investigated.
“There is no place for sexual abuse and I would encourage anyone with concerns about a child or young person’s safety to contact Police Scotland on 101.”