18th November 2018
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Teenager who sexually assaulted WPC placed on register

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A teenager who sexually assaulted a policewoman before making explicit lewd comments has been placed on the sex offenders’ register and warned he could be facing a prison sentence.

Brydon Robertson, 18, “lunged forward” and grabbed the officer’s buttock as she and a male colleague attended his home in Lerwick’s Nordavatn following a complaint about excessive late night noise.

At Lerwick Sheriff Court today Robertson admitted carrying out the offence on 16th July.

Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said Robertson was “very drunk” at the time of the offence.

He was fended off and warned about his actions, but carried on by making a number of lewd comments.

“I’m not going to repeat them, but they were explicit in the extreme,” said Mr MacKenzie.

“Police officers routinely have to deal with abuse being directed at them, but these comments were exceptional.”

Sheriff Graeme Napier said a social enquiry report would look at options for disposal, but warned the maximum prison sentence available was one year.

“These are serious offences,” he said.

Robertson was ordained to appear again in court on 5th October.

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