South Scotland

Kirkbean farmer sentenced over indecency offences

A farmer found guilty of two charges of indecent behaviour towards a girl under the age of 16 has been put on the sex offenders register for two years.

Andrew Bunting, 43, of Kirkbean, was also ordered to take part in a special programme for sexual offenders.

He committed the offences between July 1995 and July 2000.

Dumfries Sheriff Court was told he repeatedly sat the girl on his knee, put his hand under her clothes and touched her chest.

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