A man has admitted sexually assaulting a woman as she was lying unconscious on the ground.
Derek Baillie was due to go on trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday charged with two counts of sexual assault on two separate women.
However the 62-year-old failed to appear and instead his solicitor entered guilty pleas on his behalf.
Fiscal depute Rosie Cook told the court that the first offence took place on May 31 this year in Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens.
The court heard Baillie had bumped into a woman, who can not be named for legal reasons, when she was extremely drunk.
Baillie’s solicitor David Sutherland said at first he tried to help the woman but she fell to the ground and became unconscious.
Mr Sutherland said at that point his client was “overcome by temptation” and “took the opportunity to explore the complainer’s body for his own sexual gratification”.
Miss Cook said that witnesses observed Baillie placing his hands under the woman’s clothing putting them into her bra and pants, pulling up her skirt so her underwear was exposed.
Baillie also admitted sexually assaulting a disabled woman in an Aberdeen shop on June 28 this year.
The court heard Baillie had been in the Spar Esso Service Station on North Anderson Drive when he touched the woman on the bottom as she was leaving the shop.
Mr Sutherland said it was initially his client’s intention to help to usher her out the shop, however he accepted that he then touched her on her bottom when the chance presented itself.
Sheriff Graham Buchanan called for background reports to be carried out in to Baillie’s character and ordered that he appear in court in person on the next occasion.
Meanwhile he placed Baillie, whose address was given as flat 3, 723 Great Northern Road, on the sex offenders’ register.