September 2017: Now released

July 2016

Pervert jailed for sexual offences against schoolgirl

A pervert has been jailed after he admitted a string of sexual offences against a child who was aged under 13 years old

Ryan McLelland, 41 of Saltcoats appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court where he admitted five charges relating to child sexual abuse:

Four counts of sexual assault on a child aged under 13

Inciting or causing a child aged under 13 to watch/look at indecent material

The court was told that during 2013, at a property in West Kilbride, McLelland sexually abused a female child under 13 by digital penetration

McLelland, was also found guilty of intentionally using direct sexually explicit verbal communications to a female child aged under 13, which amounted to grooming

The pervert was also found guilty of causing the child to look at a sexually indecent photo and induced her to watch video footage of a sexual nature on his mobile phone

During another occasion, McLelland molested the schoolgirl by grabbing her breasts, and sexually touching other intimate parts of her body

McLelland was sentenced to a total of 30 months imprisonment and is required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison