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'Cheese' assault man placed on sex offenders register

A man who took photographs of a sleeping woman at a party after sexually assaulting her has been placed on the sex offenders register.

Daniel Clark, 21, sexually assaulted the 27-year-old woman after he put shaving foam, cheese and moisturiser on her head.

He then took photos of the woman when she was under the influence of alcohol and incapable of giving consent.

Clark was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

The victim said she had been out drinking in bars and a nightclub in Aberdeen before getting a taxi home with friends.

But she ended up heading on to a party instead of going home.

Co-accused Michael Fyffe, also 21, was told to carry out 50 hours of unpaid work after admitting assaulting the woman by putting substances on her head.

Fyffe had also been accused of sexually assaulting and raping the young woman on 9 October 2011.

However, his not guilty pleas to sexual assault and rape were accepted by the Crown.

'Ashamed of actions'

Both men are from Kemnay in Aberdeenshire.

Clark's defence counsel, David Moggach, said the incident happened as a result of the young men drinking too much alcohol.

"What started off as a stupid prank escalated into something that did get out of control," he said.

Mr Moggach said Clark, a qualified builder, was "ashamed" of his actions.

Fyffe's defence counsel, Louis Moll, said the incident was "totally out of character".

Lord Stewart, at the High Court in Aberdeen, told them: "I hope you two boys succeed in keeping out of trouble and I'm sure you will do your best not to appear in court again."

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