Advocate Depute

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Advocate Depute

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(Law) a Scottish law officer with the functions of public prosecutor
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A spokeswoman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said: "The accused did not appear in court.
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The crime lab is one of four giving support to Scotland's eight police forces, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.
A Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service spokesman said: "Using intelligence gathered following the arrest of a man for alleged sexual offences, police working with the assistance of the National Sexual Crimes Unit have been able to rescue five children who were being sexually abused.
Yesterday a Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal service spokesman said: "The Lord Advocate regards it as a matter of serious concern that this evidence was not made available to the defence prior to trial.