to explain the child's mixed ancestry, Rena and Fred claimed that she had suffered a miscarriage and that Charmaine was adopted.Shortly thereafter, the couple relocated to Savoy Street, in the Bridgeton district of Glasgow.Rena joined him in February 1966, Shortly after the move south, Fred found employment driving a lorry for a local abattoir.
Shortly after his 17th birthday, Fred purchased a motorcycle, and two months later suffered a fractured skull, a broken arm, and a broken leg in an accident.
Fred's 13-year-old sister, Kitty, told her mother that Fred had been having sex with her since the previous December, and had impregnated her.
Arrested the same month, Fred freely admitted to police he had been molesting young girls since his early teens and asked, "Doesn't everybody do it?
In 1946, the family moved to Moorcourt Cottage at Moorcourt Farm, where Fred's father worked as a milking herdsman and harvest hand.
The cottage had no electricity and the sole source of heat came from a log fireplace.