19th OCTOBER 2020
A senior Scottish lawyer has been extradited from the United States to face charges of historical child sex abuse.
John Watt, QC, a former prosecutor, is accused of attacking four children in the 1970s and 1980s. Among his accusers is Susan Henderson, whose claims of a paedophile ring in the Scottish legal world led to a high-profile police inquiry.
Mr Watt, 71, was flown from the US to his native Scotland on Friday. He spent the weekend in police cells before a scheduled appearance at Edinburgh sheriff court this morning.
24th AUGUST 2020
A Scottish lawyer is set to be extradited from America to face charges of child sexual abuse.
John Watt, QC, a former prosecutor, is accused of sexual assaults on four children in the 1970s and 1980s.
One of them is Susie Henderson, now 53, whose claims of a paedophile ring in the Scottish legal establishment led to a six-year police investigation. Among those she accused of sexual offences against children was Sir Nicholas Fairbairn, QC, the late Tory MP.
Mr Watt, 70, could be in Scotland by October after a US judge approved his removal despite his claims that his extradition should be stopped for ‘humanitarian’ reasons due to the Covid-19 pandemic…