Former Shetland teacher found guilty of sex offences

A jury has found a former Shetland school teacher guilty of engaging in sexual activity with two pupils.

Kieran Malcolmson, 35, was found guilty of being in a position of trust as a schoolteacher and engaging in sexual activity other than sexual intercourse with or directed towards a pupil in 2009.

He was also convicted of engaging in sexual activity with or directed towards another pupil at a school in 2018.

The teacher, of Sandwick, is said to have kissed the girl, aged under 18, and to have “repeatedly asked her to come to a dark and secluded area”.

The case was heard in Aberdeen and Malcolmson will be sentenced in June.

A full report will appear in next week’s Shetland Times.


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