A sick creep was thrown in jail after historic sexual abuse of two little girls, a boy aged four and lewd offences against three women.

David Paterson, 53, was caged for four years at Ayr Sheriff Court last week after his historic crimes were revisited in two separate sex abuse trials with offences around the Carrick and Cumnock areas.

Paterson, recently of Morris Moodie Avenue, Stevenston, was found to have used lewd, indecent, libidinous practices and behaviour to a boy aged four back in the 80s at an address in Minishant.

He induced the victim to remove his clothing before then exposing himself and making him commit indecent acts on occasions between June 1 and August 1 1983.

Paterson also preyed on a girl aged eight years old on the same dates, committing more lewd acts at another address in the village.

He abused same girl at another address by removing her clothing and abusing her, preying on the same victim again by exposing himself and forcing her to take part in sick acts.

Following a trial, Paterson received 18 months in prison from April 28 and told to remain on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

Paterson was also convicted following a separate trial of using lewd, indecent and libidinous practices to a girl aged between eight and ten-year-old in the Carrick area on three occasions between February 3, 2002 February 2, 2005.

Court papers state he removed her clothing before forcing her to carry out acts and abusing her in a car between Maybole to Ayr, the Carrick Hills area and location unknown.

He also assaulted a 21-year-old woman in a flat in Kilmarnock between June 1and September 30 in 2011 by laying on top of the woman, attempting to remove her clothing while rubbing his body against hers.

Paterson also sexually assaulted a 29-year-old woman within a motor on the M77 near Bellfield Roundabout and travelling from Logan to Cumnock then parked near the town’s Job Centre on December 1, 2014 and January 31 2015.

The charge states Paterson repeatedly rubbed her chest and privates over her clothing before then putting his hand under her clothing.

Paterson preyed on a third woman then aged 27-year old touching her breasts under her clothing at an address in Logan on June 14, 2018.

On the same date Paterson then behaved in a threatening or abusive manner and caused fear and alarm to another woman by shouting and uttering threats.

When he returned to Ayr Sheriff Court to face these charges last week he was sent down for a total of four years.

He will remain on the sex offenders list indefinitely.