February 2019

Pervert ordered to pay compensation

A 57-year-old man that sexually assaulted two young girls has been ordered to pay each of them compensation of £400

William Maxwell, 57 of Craigielands park Beattock was also placed on probation for 12 months and put on the sex offenders register for a year

Maxwell had previously pleaded guilty to using indecent behaviour towards the girls when they were aged under 12

January 2019

Pervert pleads guilty to sexual offences against two young girls

A man that sexually assaulted two young girls 15 years ago has had his sentence deferred for background reports 

At Dumfries Crown Court, William Maxwell, 57 of Craigielands park Beattock, pleaded guilty to using indecent behaviour towards two girls who were both aged under 12

The court was told that the allegations included kissing both girls, sexual assault, removing the clothing of both girls and lewd behaviour towards them

Waste management worker Maxwell had initially pleaded not guilty before a jury, which forced the victims to give evidence against him

However, after three days of the trial, he finally admitted the offences

Maxwell will be sentenced on February 13th at Dumfries Sheriff’s court.