Teen asked girl, 11, for ex­plicit pic­tures

Teenager, who pleaded guilty to six of­fences, set up fake Face­book to in­ter­act with his three vic­tims

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Court Re­porter

A teenager set up a fake Face­book ac­count in an at­tempt to per­suade an 11- year- old girl to send ex­plicit images of her­self.

Liam MacNe i l , f rom Ruther­glen, also forced the girl to look at sex­ual images of women.

MacNeil faced four charges of in­ap­pro­pri­ately in­ter­act­ing with two girls aged 13 and un­der and a fur­ther two charges of send­ing graphic mes­sages to a girl aged 14.

He pleaded guilty to com­mit­ting all six of­fences at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court.

The court heard that MacNeil set up a fake Face­book page un­der the alias of Holly McIn­tyre.

MacNeil, who was aged 16 at the time of the of­fences, caused an 11-year-old girl to look at sex­ual images of women some­time be­tween July 1, 2014 and July 8, 2014.

On July 8, 2014, he is also ac­cused of re­peat­edly send­ing Face­book mes­sages to the 11 year old in which he asks her to send him ex­plicit images of her­self.

A sec­ond girl, aged 13, was also, on July 15, 2014, sent a sex­u­ally ex­plicit im­age of a naked fe­male via so­cial me­dia. On the same date, MacNeil re­peat­edly sent the girl writ­ten mes­sages of a graphic sex­ual na­ture.

A third girl, aged 14, was also sent sex­u­ally ex­plicit pic­tures of naked fe­males some­time be­tween Au­gust 27 and Au­gust 30, 2014 and fur­ther writ­ten mes­sages of a graphic sex­ual na­ture.

MacNeil, now 18, of Castle­fern Cres­cent, pleaded guilty to all six charges against him when he ap­peared at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court on Au­gust 11. A not guilty plea for two ad­di­tional charges were ac­cepted by the procu­ra­tor fis­cal.

MacNeil will re­turn to court on Septem­ber 23 for sen­tenc­ing.

The max­i­mum sen­tence at­tached to any of the six of­fences com­mit­ted un­der the Sex­ual Of­fences Scot­land Act 2009 is five years.

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