A LOCHGELLY man was convicted at the High Court in Edinburgh on charges of abusing children, rape, physical and sexual assault.

David Brown, 77, was convicted on Wednesday of several charges.

These included repeatedly raping a nine year-old boy at a location in Stirling, over a two year period between September 2012 and 2014.

Also repeatedly assaulting a young girl between November 1987 and November 1992 in Methil and also repeatedly assaulting a young boy, also in Methil, between August 1987 and August 1992.

Brown was in addition, convicted of assaulting a girl at a location in Lochgelly between July 2009 and January 2010.

Brown has been ordered to re-appear at the High Court on April 23 for sentencing.