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Judge orders risk assessment on sex assault tattooist

A judge has ordered a risk assessment on a Dundee tattoo artist who sexually assaulted five teenage girls.

At the high Court in Glasgow Paul McLellan was found guilty of eight offences of sexual assault and conduct towards the victims, four of whom were aged 15.

He was acquitted of a further four charges of sexual assault involving two more teenagers on not proven verdicts.

McLellan, 46, will be sentenced at the High Court in Livingston in July.

The court previously heard that he sexually abused teenage girls as he tattooed them.

During his trial, he admitted tattooing minors at addresses in Dundee, including his former flat, in 2012 and 2013.

Judge Lord Boyd of Duncansby ordered a risk assessment and told McLellan: "You have a clear propensity to commit sex offences against young girls."

This was the second time McLellan had been tried for the offences.

After the first trial he successfully appealed against conviction because of misdirection by a sheriff.

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