June 2018

Man guilty of sex assault on girl under 13

A 54-year-old man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13.

Bryan Clark assaulted the girl at an address in Kilbirnie between August 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 both dates inclusive.

Clark handled the girl’s body and removed her underwear while she was asleep.

Clark pled not guilty to one charge under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court but was found guilty after trial last week.

Sentence was deferred until July for the court to obtain a Criminal Justice Social Work Report, a Restriction of Liberty Assessment and a Risk Assessment.

Clark was bailed and will return to the court on that date for sentencing.