August 2017

Former Commonwealth Games gymnast convicted of sex charges against schoolgirls

A Commonwealth Games gymnast who represented Scotland has been convicted of sex charges against two schoolgirls.

Ryan McKee, 25, knew the girls were 14 when he became involved with them through the gymnastics club where he coached.

He represented Scotland in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

McKee – of Milton of Campsie – preyed on the two girls from the Glasgow sports club.

One girl he kissed and asked her if she wanted to see indecent images of him and requested she send pictures to him.

A second girl he also kissed and they did exchange naked pictures with one another when he was 23.

Pub worker McKee denied the charges at Glasgow Sheriff Court but was found guilty of three charges after a trial.

Sheriff Tony Kelly convicted McKee of “engaging in sexual behaviour” and communicating indecently with one girl 

He also found him guilty of using lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour towards the other

McKee was convicted of a similar crime in 2013 after sending a nude snap to another schoolgirl, but admonished.

The court heard evidence from the girls who were underage when McKee was a coach at their gymnastics club.

Sheriff Kelly deferred sentence for a background report and risk assessment as well continued his bail with the condition that McKee cannot approach anyone under 16 without supervision.