A GLASGOW woman has said a sentence of 18 months for the man who sexually abused her as a child felt like a ‘kick in the teeth’.

The devastated woman, who we can’t name for legal reasons, broke her silence after vile Ian Judge, 55, from Grangemouth, was convicted of abusing her at a house in Glasgow between September 1979 and September 1984.

Judge, who was 15 when he began abusing the youngster, was also convicted of abusing a young boy. The victims were four and six.

The woman, who was just four when sick Judge began abusing her, said: “The sentence was like a kick in the teeth. He laughed when the verdict was read out, looked straight at me and put his thumbs up as if to say, ‘look what I got away with’.

“I’m still living with this nightmare.”

READ MORE: Police ask for public to come forward after woman is raped in Glasgow lane

The brave victim was also taken out the court by police officers and told she would be held in contempt after she swore over the shock of the sentence.

She added: “I would have got more time for contempt of court than he is getting for what he did to me.”

Today the woman, who is now a mother and grandmother, suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a direct result of the abuse she endured.

She claims she was even dismissed by a social worker over what had happened to her when she was just 14 years old.

The 39-year-old said: “I had a nervous breakdown which made me come forward nine years ago.

READ MORE: Man, 36, arrested following reports of serious sexual assault in Glasgow lane

“I waited nine years for him to come to court. The judge didn’t even read out my victim impact statement which said I had attempted to take my own life over the years.”

She added: “I often just break down and cry. I have flashbacks and nightmares. I don’t allow my own kids to have overnight sleepovers because I don’t trust anyone. I now take medication on a daily basis. It will haunt me for the rest of my life. It is something I will never get over.”

The woman, who is now training to become a nurse or social worker, says more should be done to give victims of historical sex crimes the justice they deserve.

She said: “When I gave my evidence, he sat there and laughed. I had to stand in a room full of strangers and demonstrate to everybody what he did to me.

“I was embarrassed, I felt degraded and I felt disgusting.”

READ MORE: Man burst into public toilets 'to catch teenagers having sex'

She added: “He has robbed me of my childhood and adulthood.

“I want to appeal against that sentence because it is atrocious.”

During sentencing last month, Judge was told by Judge Sean Murphy QC: “You have been convicted of two very serious offences committed which began when the complainers were aged four and six. At the time the abuse began you were 15, but were 20 by the time it ended. It is impossible that you could not have been aware of the harm you were doing.”

Judge Murphy told Judge that if he had been sentencing him nearer to the time the offences took place he would have jailed him for four years.

Judge Murphy added: “One of your victims still has issues to this day.”

The High Court in Glasgow was also told that Judge poses a moderate

risk of re-offending before

he was placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years.