Newarthill man jailed for abusing girls


A Newarthill man convicted of abusing three young girls was jailed for three years and four months today.

Peter Felvus (54) went to prison still protesting his innocence after a jury at Hamilton Sheriff Court found him guilty.

The charges dated back to the mid-1990s and related to incidents in Newarthill.

Sheriff Thomas Millar said the offences committed against one of the girls were particularly serious. These happened over an ‘extended period’ up to when she was 11.

Defence agent Jason Stark said Felvus continues to deny abusing the girls. The solicitor said his client was willing to do community service as an alternative to jail.

However, Sheriff Millar said only a prison sentence was appropriate and jailed Felvus for three years and four months.

More on this story in the Motherwell Times and Bellshill Speaker, out on Wednesday.