November 2017

Sex offender, 29, ‘well aware’ girl was just 15

A Hawick man will be sentenced next month for having sex with an under-age girl.

David Adamson, 29, of the Loan, pleaded guilty to committing that offence on various occasions between January 1, 2015, and April 15, 2015, at two houses in Selkirk.

Selkirk Sheriff Court was told on Monday that the girl was 15 at the time.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said Adamson was well aware of the youngster’s age and he regularly said to her that he could not wait until she was 16 so they could have an open relationship.

Sheriff Peter Paterson told Adamson: “You will appreciate this is an extremely serious matter.”

Sentence was deferred until Monday, December 18, for background reports, and Adamson’s name was placed on the sex offenders’ register in the meantime.

He pleaded not guilty to a charge of intentionally sending a written communication to the teenager.

The case will recall at Selkirk Sheriff Court on December 18.