Glasgow & West Scotland

Teenager admits indecent assault on boy in Kilmacolm

A teenager has admitted forcing a 12-year-old schoolboy onto a cycle track and indecently assaulting him in Kilmacolm in Inverclyde.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that Christopher Beuckmann, 16, approached his victim as he walked home along Lochwinnoch Road last October.

He told him not to tell anyone about the assault or people would think he was gay.

Judge Lord Hardy deferred sentence until next month.

Beuckmann has been placed on the sex offender register.

The court heard the attack happened near The Pullman pub on 21 October last year.

Advocate depute Stephen O'Rourke, prosecuting, said: "The victim found the accused's tone intimidating and was frightened of him."

The accused kissed the boy on the lips and pushed him to the ground then ordered him to perform a sex act.

DNA match

The boy said he did not want to do this and was threatened with violence.

Mr O'Rourke added: "The boy managed to get to his feet and get away. As he left, he was told by the accused not to tell anyone or people would think he was gay."

After an appeal to find his attacker was launched someone gave the accused's name as a possible suspect.

The court was told that a DNA sample taken from Beuckman matched DNA found at the scene.

Beuckmann also admitted bombarding a 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook with texts and phone calls telling her he loved her between March and June this year.

The court heard this happened while the 16-year-old was out on bail.

On one occasion he stood outside her home at night and refused to leave for two hours.

Mr O'Rourke said: "The girl felt that she was being stalked by the accused."

Defence counsel Laura Reilly will give her plea in mitigation when Beuckmann appears at the High Court in Edinburgh for sentencing next month.

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