Pensioner who asked youth for sex placed on supervision
A 70-year-old man who asked a teenager for sex at Dunfermline Bus Station has been sentenced.
William Carter approached the 17-year-old as he sat on a bench listening to music waiting to meet a friend around lunchtime on August 11.
At Dunfermline Sheriff Court Carter, of Paul Street, Lochgelly, previously admitted making a sexual comment to the youth without his consent.
Sheriff James MacDonald placed him on a community payback order with six months of supervision.
Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia told the court the complainer did not know Carter, who approached him and asked him what he was looking at on his mobile phone.
When the victim said he was looking at social media the accused said: “Do you like boys or girls?”, Mr Kapadia told the court.
A photo of a male appeared on the youth’s phone screen and Carter said: “Do you think he’s good looking?”
Mr Kapadia said: “By this point the complainer was simply trying to ignore him.”
When Carter asked if he wanted to perform oral sex on him, the teenager refused and walked away.
Mr Kapadia said: “A woman who had observed what was happening went to speak to the complainer as he appeared to be crying.
“She asked if he was OK and he said the accused had propositioned him for sex. He was shaken and upset.”
The victim, who had taken a photo of Carter on his phone, reported the incident at Dunfermline Police Station.
Carter initially insisted he only had “a squint at the boy’s phone” but later admitted what he had said.