A teenage rugby player appeared in court yesterday after sending sexual messages to a schoolgirl on Facebook.
Dean Mutch, from Stuart Crescent in Kemnay, previously admitted sending a 13-year-old girl messages for the purpose of “obtaining sexual gratification”, or “humiliating, distressing or alarming” the girl between February 1 and March 9 last year.
The messages, sent from his home, contained “sexually explicit remarks”.
Mutch also pled guilty to sending the messages to a girl who he believed to be a child between the ages of 13 and 16.
The 19-year-old Aberdeen Wanderers player appeared in the dock at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
Last night a spokeswoman for Aberdeen Wanderers said she was not aware of the offences but would not comment further.
In a photograph on his Facebook page, he is wearing the rugby club strip and is standing next to an Aberdeen Wanderers RFC score board.
Mutch was due to be sentenced yesterday but sheriff Philip Mann further deferred the case to allow social workers to complete a psychiatric report.
Defence lawyer Chris Maitland, said: “I think there are a few issues, meaning that a further report should be obtained.”
Mutch will return to court on September 20 to be sentenced.