A hairdresser has been placed under supervision for nine months and ordered to carry out unpaid work after being found guilty of groping teenage juniors at an Aberdeen salon.
Rory Mcghee appeared at the city’s sheriff court for sentencing yesterday having been found guilty of the offences against two girls in April.
The court heard during the trial from one girl, aged 15 at the time, who said she felt threatened from the moment she began working with him.
She said she felt uncomfortable and scared because she didn’t want him touching her.
The other girl, who was 16 at the time, said he continually brushed up his private parts against her as he worked and would always do so when there was nobody around to see.
His sentence was deferred to allow the court to obtain a criminal justice social work report.
Following his verdict McGhee, who had his first child with his partner in December, vowed to appeal against the outcome.
The former Peterhead Academy pupil said at the time: “These allegations were completely without foundation and have been hugely stressful to both myself and my girlfriend, who was heavily pregnant at the time.
“We had our first child in December – and have had to live with these allegations hanging over us during what was the happiest moment of our lives.
But yesterday his defence agent David Sutherland said he accepted responsibility.
He said: “My client said he would discuss an appeal in due course but he is not going to appeal.
“The report suggests he would benefit from supervision.
“He is also prepared to complete unpaid work.”
Sheriff Christine McCrossan ordered him to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and placed him under supervision for nine months.
McGhee, of Grampian Road, had been placed on the sex offenders’ register after being found guilty.