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Court / Man jailed for violent and sexual offences in Orkney and Shetland

Sean Casey.

POLICE have been urging anyone who has been the victim of a sexual crime to come forward after a 69 year old man was jailed for 11 years for violent and sexual offences against two women in Orkney and Shetland spanning three decades.

Sean Casey was sentenced at Aberdeen High Court on Wednesday after having been found guilty of the offences at the same court four weeks earlier.

Detective constable Emma Ellis said: “Casey has been found guilty of his crimes and now faces the consequences.

“I hope these women will take some form of justice from the outcome in court as they continue to move forward with their lives.

“I’d urge anyone who has been the victim of a sexual crime, regardless of when it happened, to come forward and report it to us.

“Police Scotland is committed to tackling sexual crimes and bringing those responsible before the courts. We have specially trained officers and partner agencies who will support you throughout the process.”

Anyone who wishes to report a crime can do so using the Contact Us form on the force’s website, by calling 101 or, in the case of an emergency, 999.

Anyone affected by this issue can speak with the Compass Centre’s Sexual Crime Advocacy Service, which offers free and confidential information, resources, and support for people in Shetland (age 13+) who are considering reporting, and ongoing advocacy for those who do report.

For more information, call the Compass Centre on 01595747174 Mon-Thurs 9am-4.30pm, email, or refer online. People can also request a referral through the police, healthcare, social work or education.


Space2face Shetland

Space2face Shetland is an independent and confidential service which uses Restorative Justice and the arts to bring those harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible for the harm into communication. We enable everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.

If you would like to reach out to us, please contact us via e-mail or mobile 07564 832467.

If you would like to know more, visit our website, or our Facebook page #space2faceshetland.

The project is also currently fundraising to secure office space in Shetland’s brand-new creativity and wellness centre, The Mission. If you’re interested in getting involved, or making a donation, head over to



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