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Samuel McDonald admits sex assaults on boys in Fife

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A man has admitted having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old boy and sexually assaulting a seven-year-old boy in Fife.

Samuel McDonald, 21, pleaded guilty to engaging in unlawful sex with the 13-year-old boy and buying alcohol for him between December 2014 and March 2015.

He admitted sexually assaulting the seven-year-old on an occasion between 22 February 2015 and 9 May 2015.

McDonald, from Lochgelly, pleaded guilty at the High Court in Glasgow.

A mother alerted the police after she found explicit Facebook messages between her 13-year-old son and a man, the court heard.

McDonald discussed online the "sexual activity" he had had with a teenage boy that the boy's mother then discovered.

The teenager later told officers that "stuff had happened" with an older person in a tunnel at Lochore in Fife.

And, that McDonald made a deal with him on one occasion that he would get an electronic cigarette from him if he carried out a sex act.

A seven-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by McDonald in the same area of Fife, and later told his mum about the incident.

Judge Lady Scott deferred sentence until next month at the High Court in Edinburgh and placed McDonald on the sex offenders' register.

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