Kirkcaldy man admits sending sexual image to 'child'

A Kirkcaldy man who admitted sending a sexual image to who he believed was a 13-year-old child, but was in fact an adult pretending to be a child, has had his sentence deferred until later this month.

Monday, 7th June 2021, 4:54 pm

Brian McGowan, of Gourlay Street, had his case call before Sheriff James Williamson at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

McGowan, 27, admitted between July 7 and July 13, 2019 at his home address, he attempted to cause a person, who he believed to be a child who had reached the age of 13 years but was under 16, namely a child called Charlie, but was in fact an adult female pretending to be said child, to look at a sexual image in that he sent her an image of himself naked by means of social media and attempted to cause the child to view a sexual image, contrary to the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009.

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The case called at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Sentence was deferred until June 16.

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