A CONVICTED sex beast who claims to be a horse whisperer is running a stud and riding school where young girls receive tuition.
Ernest Graham, who was jailed for four years after having regular threesomes with his partner and a 13-year-old girl, has admitted that young girls come to his stepdaughter’s stables for riding lessons.
A concerned parent said: “I wouldn’t let my daughter anywhere near him. He’s a known sexual predator.
“The guy is an evil sex beast who took young girls under his wing on trust.”
Graham, 53, told the Record: “Yes, there are young girls coming up here for riding lessons but it’s with my daughter. It’s nothing to do with me.
“I come and go and I’m not around here that often. The police and authorities take care of things and I’m not allowed to teach youngsters.”
However, Graham is advertising his services on a website for the Covesea Greens Stud near Lossiemouth, Moray, which is owned by his stepdaughter Michelle
The homepage welcomes visitors to Ernest Graham’s Covesea Greens Stud, adding: “Come to us to learn to ride your horse western style (over 17 yrs only).”
The website also claims: “Ernest is an experienced and respected horse trainer.”
The concerned parent said: “He’s still very much involved up there.
“His name and picture are on their website, with his mobile phone number the only contact number.
“It’s incredible that he’s still swanning around Lossiemouth like he owns the place.
“He’s still got his brainwashed followers who seem to think he was innocent of abusing a child, even though he admitted it and served time.
“Some of the parents must know about his past.”
The parent added: “He’s not actually taking the lessons but it’s right next to where he lives and he can see the girls.”
Graham, who lives in a caravan and claims to have a gift for horse whispering, used to give free riding lessons to young girls.
He was jailed for six years at the High Court in Edinburgh in 2004 for sexually abusing the girl, who he had befriended at the stables, from November 2001 to May 2003.
He admitted having unlawful sex with the girl but his sentence was reduced on appeal because his victim was 13 and not 12 as originally thought.
His former girlfriend, mum-of-two Caroline Lundon, then 40, was jailed for four years in 2005 for encouraging the girl to have sex with him.
A spokesman for Moray Council said: “The Covesea Green Stud is licensed by Moray Council. The licence holder is Michelle Lucas.
“It would be the licence holder’s duty to ensure that riding instructors are suitably qualified.”