Police seeking to have Borders prostitute convicted of child rape in US registered as sex offender here too

Sex offender Sarah McGill.
Sex offender Sarah McGill.

Police Scotland are seeking to have Borders prostitute Sarah McGill registered as a sex offender here too following her convistion in the US for having sex with a 14-year-old boy.

McGill, 28, originally from Selkirk but now living in Church Square in Galashiels, was kicked out of the US last week after being found guilty of lewd or lascivious battery, known as statutory rape in the UK.

Church Square in Galashiels.

Church Square in Galashiels.

Police Scotland will now apply to a court here to have McGill included on the sex offenders’ register.

Though the force say they can’t comment on individual cases, they added that they always apply for a notification order if someone has committed sexual offences abroad.

Detective Chief Inspector Bob Paterson, of the force’s national offender management unit, said: “Where persons have been convicted of sexual offences outside the UK which would have made them subject to the notification requirements of the 2003 Sexual Offences Act had they been convicted within the UK, police can apply to the UK courts to seek to have a notification order granted.

“If granted, this notification order makes the person subject to the notification requirements of the 2003 act for such a period as section 82 of the act dictates.

“On receipt of information regarding a person who has been convicted of a sexual offence outside the UK coming to reside in Scotland or residing in Scotland, Police Scotland will always apply for a notification order where the act allows.”