A former scout leader from the northern isles was found guilty of attempted rape and four charges of lewd, indecent and libidinous behaviour towards young boys yesterday.
Graham Findlay sexually assaulted one victim after befriending him when he was being bullied at school.
He also lured two youngsters into a shed and asked them to expose themselves.
The 26-year-old wept on his father’s shoulders as he left Kirkwall Sheriff Court at the end of a two-week trial.
Findlay, formerly of the 2nd Orkney Scouts, had denied all the charges, which involved boys aged seven to 14.
However, a jury found him guilty by a majority following 24 hours of deliberation.
The court heard Findlay had sexually assaulted one 16-year-old boy by pinning him down and forcibly removing his clothing.
At the time of the offence, the teenager was being bullied at school and had turned to the joiner as a friend.
However, the boy insisted he never consented to any physical contact with Findlay who was about six years his senior.
The jury also found him guilty of inviting a 10-year-old and an eight-year-old into a garden shed and asking them to expose themselves before he followed suit.
Using various social networking sites and Internet messaging services, he asked one witness to strip in front of a webcam while he watched at the other end.
Findlay, of Scapa Crescent, Kirkwall, was also found guilty of sending and receiving explicit photographs of a 16-year-old while in a position of trust.
He was granted bail until the completion of a criminal social work report.
Sheriff Andrew Berry also ordered his name to be added to the sex offenders register.
Findlay left the court alongside his family with his head down and the hood of his jacket tight round his head.
He will return for sentencing on July 30.