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Colin Ritchie Biography
Who is Colin Ritchie?
A man who s*xually abused children has been incarcerated for 11 years.
Colin Ritchie, 56, preyed on four children during an 18-year-old abuse campaign, primarily in the Elgin and Fochabers areas of Moray.
He was previously convicted of 11 counts including lewd and lewd behavior, indecent assault and failure to appear for a court hearing.
Judge Graham Buchanan, who sentenced Ritchie in Glasgow High Court, described his behavior as “depraved”.
He said: “You were convicted of serious s*xual crimes against children.
“In the course of crimes against a child, it is evident that you groomed and corrupted him for a substantial period. This was to the point where he believed depraved behavior to be perfectly normal.
“It is inevitable that what you did to him and the other victims had lasting and psychologically damaging consequences for them.”
The abuse occurred between 1988 and 2006.
Ritchie targeted two boys and two girls during that time. One victim was seven years old.
Appearing via video link from prison, he repeatedly shook his head when he was sentenced.
Bill Adam, defending, said that Ritchie continued to maintain his innocence.
Ritchie was also put on the s*x offender registry indefinitely.