A former football coach has admitted sexually abusing young boys almost 30 years ago.
Ian Jolly was yesterday warned he faces a “meaningful” jail term after admitting the offences at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
The 70-year-old targeted the boys in south Aberdeenshire on various occasions over a two-year period.
He carried out a sex act in front of them, before urging them to do the same.
The court heard that one of his young victims became so accustomed to Jolly’s behaviour he did as he was told to get it over with.
Yesterday, fiscal depute Katie Begg told the court that one of the victims contacted the police last December after the national football abuse scandal came to light.
Jolly also admitted abusing another boy at addresses in south and west Aberdeenshire over a three-year period from 1987.
Over the course of the abuse, he got the boy by himself, pulled down his trousers and touched him inappropriately.
He also showed him pornographic material, and carried out a sex act while urging his victim to copy him. He also indecently assaulted an older teen by putting his head on his thigh and touching his private parts at an address in west Aberdeenshire.
Defence counsel David Moggach urged Sheriff William Summers to release him on bail to sort out his affairs, and for background reports to be prepared.
Sheriff Summers put him on the sex offenders register, and deferred sentence until next month.
But he told the former coach, who now lives in Minty Street, Edinburgh: “The significant likelihood is that because of the gravity of these charges there may be no viable alternative to imposing a meaningful custodial sentence.”