Ayr Advertiser

Man sent ex vile messages

- Andy Hamilton andy.hamilton@newsquest.co.uk

AN AYRSHIRE man has been put on the sex offenders register after refusing to stop sending vile messages to his former partner.

John Logan’s ex contacted police after the 58-year-old refused her requests to stop sending her the offensive messages via Facebook.

One of the messages sent by Logan described how he would carry out a violent sexual assault on the woman.

Logan, of Kennedy Drive, Dunure, pleaded guilty at Ayr Sheriff Court to repeatedly making explicit remarks and ignoring the woman’s requests to stop.

The messages were sent from his then address of Braeside Road in Ayr for the purposes of obtaining sexual gratificat­ion or for humiliatin­g, distressin­g or alarming the victim.

The procurator fiscal depute told a hearing last week the first of the messages was sent at 10.55pm on the night of March 14.

The woman replied to that message saying she wanted nothing to do with him, but the messages continued, referring to himself in one of them as ‘daddy’.

The fiscal depute added: “The complainer continued to ask him to stop sending messages.

“At 1.30am he was blocked. “Officers observed the conversati­on with the accused after the complainer screen-shotted messages, which were sent to police.”

Officers eventually attended Logan’s address on April 20, when he was taken to Kilmarnock police station and interviewe­d under caution.

Sheriff Siobhan Connelly deferred sentencing for criminal justice social work reports and a risk assessment.

She told Logan: “You will have to co-operate fully, and in the meantime will remain on bail. You must not approach or contact in any way [the complainer].”

Logan, represente­d by defence solicitor John Gallagher, was placed on the sex offenders register on an interim basis and will return to court for sentencing at a later date.

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