Kilsyth paedophile attacked girls over three year period

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A KILSYTH man who sexually abused two young girls, has been told it is “likely” he will face a lengthy jail term

Brian Docherty, 51, of Rennie Road, pled guilty at Airdrie Sheriff Court to attacks on the girls on various occasions over a three year period

Docherty admitted to sexually abusing one of the girls, when she was aged between six and 10, on various times between December 1, 2010 and May 31, 2014, at three separate addresses in the Kilsyth and Cumbernauld area

He admitted acting in a lewd, indecent and libidinous way towards the young girl.

Prosecutor Ann Francis Hilley told the court how he repeatedly induced her to sit on his knee, kiss him and bathed her and then sexually attacked her.

Docherty also admitted to repeated sex attacks on a second female child on various occasions between April 1, 2012 and November 30, 2013, again at all three addresses in the Kilsyth and Cumbernauld area.

The second girl was aged between 10 and 11 years-old at the time of the attacks. He repeatedly induced her to sit on his knee, made comments about her underwear and attempted to handle her private parts.

He denied a third offence of sexually assaulting the first child when she was aged between four and six years-old, which was accepted by the Crown.

Ms Hilley told the court: “This came to light when one of the girls told a friend who in turn told a teacher and the police were called. The second girl then revealed she had also been abused by him.’’

Docherty who is a first offender returns for sentence at the end of March.

Sheriff Derek O’Carroll said: “ It is highly likely you will end up in prison, but I will keep an open mind.”

The sheriff called for a criminal justice social work report and a risk assessment as to the danger he poses to children.

Docherty was released on bail and put on the Sex Offenders’ Register.