Flasher remanded after being found guilty of exposing himself in Kirkcaldy

Leo Stewart, who was found guilty of two charges of exposing himself in Kirkcaldy.
Leo Stewart, who was found guilty of two charges of exposing himself in Kirkcaldy.

A Kirkcaldy man has been found guilty of exposing himself to two females, one a 13-year-old schoolgirl, in the town.

The incidents were accompanied by obscene comments to both females by Leo Stewart (20), who was also convicted of being in possession of a Stanley knife.

Stewart was cleared of a further charge of sexually assaulting a woman in Kirkcaldy.

After a four-day trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, the jury found Stewart guilty of charges in two incidents which took place ten months apart.

On September 22 last year at Appin Crescent he intentionally exposed his genitals in a sexual manner to a girl, then aged 13, and made a sexual remark to her. The young girl was so shocked and upset she went home and locked the door until her mum returned.

On July 15 this year at Balfour Street Stewart again intentionally exposed his genitals to a female and made a sexual remark.

On that occasion he cycled a bike past the victim then turned back and carried out the offence. A police officer saw Stewart on a bike nearby around the same time.

Both females identified Stewart as the flasher. His partner Rebecca Williamson (18) gave evidence in court of the clothes and trainers Stewart was wearing on September 22, which matched the description given by the girl.

Stewart, previously of Melrose Crescent, is currently detained at Polmont youth offenders’ institution,

He was accused of sexual assault on a woman on September 13 in Kirkcaldy, but Sheriff Craig McSherry upheld a defence motion that there was no case to answer.

Sheriff McSherry called for reports and Stewart will be sentenced on October 5.

He was remanded in custody and placed on the sex offenders’ register.