|Incest: Richard and Kirsty admitted the sordid act which was caught on CCTV|
Kirsty, who was 17 at the time of the offence, was also given a probation order for one year and will receive counselling regarding mental health, substance abuse and employment issues. Sentencing them at Hamilton Sheriff Court today, Sheriff Ray Small said the publicity the case had brought meant the pair's lives were now 'in ruins'. Both brother and sister have blamed each other for what happened.
After admitting the sex act, Kirsty claimed she was drunk and couldn't remember it.
A railway worker at the station raised the alarm after they were filmed in the elevator by station CCTV cameras. The 15-minute clip showed them leaving the lift, only to return to have sex for a second time.
The Finlaysons were spared jail after being caught committing incest in this lift at Motherwell train station in Lanarkshire. Speaking to the Scottish Sun, she said the incident has left her unable to sleep and destroyed her family. She added: 'I've been made out to be a monster and have had to deal with people calling me a prostitute. 'It's changed my life forever. I wish I could turn back time.'
Kirsty was living in a homeless hostel at the time of the offence and said she'd gone to meet Richard to borrow money. She said they were waiting on the platform for his train home when she drunkenly suggested going outside for a cigarette. They both went into the lift — and within a matter of seconds started to have sex after he suggested it.
Richard, who was discharged from the Army because of a knee injury, blamed his little sister, saying: 'This was the biggest mistake of my life.' He insisted it was a drunk Kirsty who had initiated sex in the lift and said he just 'went along with it'.
The pair were convicted of committing incest under section 1(1) of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995.Source