A MAN was jailed at the High Court in Edinburgh on charges of abusing children, rape, physical and sexual assault, with some of the offences taking place in Lochgelly.

David Brown, 77, was given seven years behind bars by Judge Lord Tyre.

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 13 year-old girl at a location in Lochgelly between July 2009 and January 2010 and a 14 year-old girl between April 2009 and January 2010.

Judge Tyre told Brown on Tuesday that the only sentence he had open to him was prison and he also placed Brown on the sex offenders' register.