A judge has praised the victims of a serial sex attacker after evidence of their ordeals lead to him facing a lengthy jail-term.
Derick Conway preyed on four young boys mainly at a flat in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh between 1982 and 1990.
The 59 year-old first offender had denied the crimes during a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.
But, a jury found him guilty of five charges including lewd and libidinous behaviour as well as indecent assault.
Lady Haldane deferred sentencing on Conway, now of Drumchapel, Glasgow, until the New Year.
But, she told him: “You have been convicted of the sexual abuse of young boys.
“You preyed upon these children consistently over a period of years.
“It must have taken great courage for these now men to give their evidence and this continues to have a profound effect on them.
“A custodial sentence is inevitable. Given the gravity of the offences, you will be remanded in custody meantime.”
Conway will return to the dock on January 12 .