Child Rapist dies at Peterhead Prison

A PAEDOPHILE who abused two young girls has died in Peterhead Prison.

Peter Ireland (50) was sentenced to nine years at the High Court in Edinburgh in 2007 after admitting abusing and raping the girls.

Ireland’s victims were aged just three and six when the abuse started in 1990.

He began to rape them regularly when they each reached the age of 12.

The abuse continued until 2003 at addresses in Edinburgh, Wigtownshire and Dumfriesshire.

Police have been notified and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.