June 2017

Man guilty of raping schoolgirl

A man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year-old schoolgirl

Ryan Montgomery, 38-years-old of Burns Terrace in Ardrossan, appeared at Edinburgh High Court, where he admitted unlawful sexual activity with a female child.

The offences took place in February 2016

The court was told that Montgomery was originally charged with child rape, after the girl said she had rejected his sexual advances, and he had continued to force himself on her, but that charge was later dropped.

Bail was refused, and Montgomery was remanded in custody until sentencing on 11 August, 2017