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T in the Park security guard admits sexual assault at festival

Allan Freedman Image copyright Perthshire Picture Agency
Image caption Allan Freedman targeted the teenager after she became separated from her friends

A security guard working at last year's T in the Park festival has admitted sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl during the event.

Allan Freedman targeted the teenager after she became separated from her friends at the Strathallan Castle music festival site.

A court heard he groped and repeatedly kissed the "terrified" festival goer

The 43-year-old from Glasgow was placed on the sex offenders register and will be sentenced in April.

Depute fiscal Carol Whyte told Perth Sheriff Court that the girl had been with a group of friends at the festival but they had become separated from each other.

The girl thought her friends would be in the Slam tent and asked Freedman for directions.

High-visibility vest

Ms Whyte told the court it was clear from the fact Freedman was wearing a high-visibility vest that he was part of the official security team for the site.

She said Freedman led the girl towards the tent before stopping and groping her, as well as kissing her repeatedly on the face and lips.

Ms Whyte said the teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was "terrified" by Freedman's behaviour and the police were called.

Freedman, from Thornliebank, Glasgow, admitted sexually assaulting the girl by handling her knee and waist and repeatedly kissing her without consent on 10 July.

The court was told that Freedman no longer worked for the security contractor who employed him at the festival.

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