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David Leggatt admits sex assaults on girls in Fife

A Fife man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting young girls.

David Leggatt, 59, admitted raping one girl from the age of 11 and attempting to rape a three-year-old girl between May 2006 and November 2007 in Fife.

Leggatt, from Comrie, pleaded guilty to possessing more than 100,000 indecent photographs and videos of young girls.

Leggatt, who was a foster parent, had no previous convictions. At the High Court in Edinburgh, sentence was deferred for a social inquiry report.

He was remanded in custody.

Lord Bracadale continued the case to the High Court in Glasgow on 19 December and placed Leggatt on the sex offenders register.

The father of one of Leggatt's victims said after the court proceedings: "It has just been an absolute nightmare."

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