January 2017

Men had sex with schoolgirls in Dunfermline caravan

TWO men who had sex with 15-year-olds in a caravan in Dunfermline were sentenced at Dunfermline Sheriff Court this week.

Jordan Hamilton, 22, was jailed for eight months while Kieran Forbes, also 22, was sentenced to a community payback order with three years’ supervision and 225 hours of unpaid work.

Hamilton, of Alexander Road, Glenrothes, had earlier admitting having sex with a girl under the age of 16 between December 11 and 12, 2015, in a caravan at an address in Dunfermline. The offence was carried out while he was already on bail.

Defence solicitor for Hamilton, Chris Sneddon, said his client hadn’t intended to have intercourse with the girl. “Things happened once they got back to the caravan – it was not a particular plan,” he told the court. 

“Drink was consumed and the offence was committed. 

“He is not normally attracted to a person under the age of 16. This lady was three months short of her 16th birthday.”

Before sentencing, Sheriff Charles Macnair told the pair: “You were significantly older than these children. They were under 16 and you knew – or ought to have known – that.”

He said Hamilton, who was already serving a prison sentence, had committed the offence while on four bail aggravations. “Having regard to your record and the bail aggravations, I am satisfied that the appropriate sentence is a custodial sentence,” he said. 

In sentencing Forbes, he said the fact he was a first offender meant he could give him a non-custodial sentence. As well as his community payback order, he was told he was also subject to the sexual offenders’ notification requirements.