Daughter’s fury as Celtic Boys’ Club paedophile Frank Cairney set for early prison release
Vile beast Frank Cairney will have served half of his revised three-year sentence for abusing seven boys over a 20-year period and will be freed on licence.
Celtic Boys’ Club child sex predator Frank Cairney is set to be released from prison in 100 days, the Daily Record can reveal.
The beast will have served half of his revised three-year sentence for abusing seven boys over a 20-year period and will be freed on licence.
Victims have been notified that the former Celtic Boys’ Club general manager will be freed on August 7.
Last night, the daughter of a man who gave evidence against him, who has since passed away, said: “How much more can this vile beast steal from my family? This is torturing me every day.
“This beast will forever be a risk to the entire human race.”
A letter sent to victims from the Scottish Prison Service says they can make representations for the terms of Cairney’s licence.
Evil Cairney had a year cut from his four-year sentence on appeal after it emerged that the Crown had not released details of previous convictions of a witness.
This witness, now in his 60s, died days after learning that Cairney had a year cut from his sentence.
The Crown had failed to ask him about previous convictions ahead of the trial.
Cairney, 85, is expected to be allowed to return to his home in Viewpark, Uddingston. The witness’ daughter said: “My father has done nothing but tell the truth. He was never asked if he had any previous convictions.
“If he had been, he would have been very open and honest about them. This whole ordeal killed my dad one way or another.
“We are all utterly devastated about it all and just trying to process everything and support each other through the trauma of Cairney, and dad’s sudden, unexplained death.
“I try to block Cairney out of my mind, but how will this be possible once he’s released? I am scared I could bump into him in the street.
“He will never really know freedom, not in this life or the next. He will never be free from his own sick mind – I do find comfort in that.”
She said that every time she sees Celtic on TV she thinks how Cairney told her dad as a young boy that he was now part of the “Celtic family”.
And she said she hopes by speaking to the Record she will help other victims and families. Cairney was one of four sex predators who operated for Celtic Boys’ Club to be convicted of preying on children.
Club founder Jim Torbett, 72, is serving six years for sexual abuse.
Employee Jim McCafferty confessed his crimes when confronted by the Daily Record in 2016. He was later sentenced to six years behind bars.
Gerald King, 67, former boys’ club chairman, was convicted of sex offences against boys and girls while working as a teacher.