Readings must wait two weeks before sentence

A former Shetland resident facing jail for abusing two young children must wait to hear his fate.

Ex-soldier and would-be paramedic Christopher Readings, 44, was found guilty after a trial of forcing a 12-year-old girl to perform indecent acts while he watched – using a web camera.
Readings was also convicted of attempting to rape the girl and committing a serious sex assault on a 13-year old boy. He was due to be sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh today but judge Lord Brodie was told that Readings had changed lawyers and wanted more time for them to prepare.

The sex offences were committed at addresses in Shetland between May 2008 and January last year. Readings – who remains in custody pending sentence – has since moved to a caravan park in Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire.

Readings also has a colourful history as a bogus ambulanceman. He posed as a paramedic in 1999 when a nail bomb blasted a Soho pub, killing three people, and has also appeared at other accidents and fires. He is due to appear before Lord Brodie again on Friday 25th February.


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