April 2015

A man convicted of sex offences including one against a child aged under 13-years-old has escaped a prison sentence

David Hoggan, 46 was sentenced at Dunfermline Sheriff court on Monday

The offences took place in the Dunipace area 

Hoggan of Pennelton place, Bo’ness was placed on a community payback order with a three-year supervision requirement

He was also ordered to complete 300 hours of community work

The Sheriff also made a requirement that he takes part in the ‘moving forward, making changes’ group work programme for sex offenders

Hoggan was placed on the sex offenders register for a period of 15 years

He was also made subject to a 15 year sexual offences prevention order which lays down specific guidelines about any access to children