Tayside and Central Scotland

Alloa teenager Nicholas Beedie admits raping young boys

A teenager has admitted raping two young boys in the grounds of a primary school.

Nicholas Beedie was 15 when he sexually assaulted the victims at a house and the school in Clackmannanshire.

Beedie, now 16, told the oldest boy, who was aged nine at the time, that he could play on his computer "only if you do this".

His other victim was aged seven. Sentence at the High Court in Edinburgh was deferred.

Beedie, from Alloa, admitted raping the boys on two occasions between 1 June and 6 October of last year.

Advocate depute Martin Macari said Beedie had sex with both children after pulling their trousers and underwear down at a house during the summer holidays.

He also performed a sex act on both of them.

The older boy said that the abuse had made him feel "sad", the prosecutor said.

"The accused told him that he could play on his computer 'only if you do this'," Mr Macari added.

On 6 October both boys were in the grounds of a school when Beedie asked them to go into bushes, which they refused to do.

The teenager then led them to a wooded area where he raped both of them and performed a sex act on them.

One of the victims revealed to his mother that Beedie had asked him and the other boy to go with him into nearby woods and play a game of "dirty dares" before describing to her what took place.

She contacted the police.

'Considerable ordeal'

Beedie was detained by officers under suspicion of rape. During an interview he admitted: "It was me, I did it to (the older boy)."

He also revealed he had done "the exact same thing" to the younger boy.

Mr Macari told the court: "When asked why he did this to the two boys he stated he didn't know."

The prosecutor said that both victims became upset when telling police what had occurred and "obviously found it extremely difficult".

He added: "It is clear that had they been required to give evidence this would have been a considerable ordeal for them."

Defence counsel Lorenzo Alonzi said: "This is obviously a serious matter."

The judge, Lord Bannatyne, deferred sentence on Beedie for the preparation of a background report and placed him on the sex offenders' register.