A Lerwick man whose “extremely bizarre behaviour” resulted in him crashing a car before sexually assaulting two women is due to learn his fate in August after admitting a string of offences.
Shaun Penders, of North Lochside, was seen walking around wearing only boxer shorts and a jacket in the early hours of the morning after the accident near Tingwall on July 8.
Lerwick Sheriff Court heard yesterday that the 19-year-old then sexually assaulted two women who had stopped to help.
Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said that Penders was “clearly under the influence of a substance other than alcohol”.
Penders admitted driving the vehicle on the A970 while uninsured and while being a holder of a provisional licence and not accompanied by a qualified driver, and not displaying L plates.
He pleaded also guilty to driving the vehicle while unfit through drink or drugs.
The teenager admitted driving the car dangerously, on the same road, and driving while under the influence of an illegal substance and with no lights on during the hours of darkness, losing control while attempting to overtake another vehicle before colliding with it and damaging it.
Penders also pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman by handling her breast.
He further admitted a charge of assaulting another woman by seizing hold of her neck and compressing it.
Penders pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the same woman by making sexual remarks to her and handling her breast, buttock and face.
Finally, Penders admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick on 8 July by making sexual remarks to police officers.
Not guilty pleas on taking a car without the owner’s consent, failing to report an accident and exposing himsef to a woman were accepted by the fiscal.
Sheriff Ian Cruickshank decided to adjourn the matter until August 30 to obtain a criminal justice social work report.
He was made subject to notification requirements under the sexual offences act and was disqualified from driving in the interim.