A disgraced councillor has refused to comment on whether he will resign from his post after being found guilty of sexual assault.
Increased pressure has been put on Alan Donnelly to step down after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a man at an official function.
Last night the 65-year-old declined to comment on the matter, other than insisting that it “wasn’t over”.
Over the weekend, he was reported to a public standards watchdog.
Liberal Democrat group leader Ian Yuill has complained about Mr Donnelly’s conduct to the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.
Mr Yuill said that having a registered sex offender representing the Torry and Ferryhill ward as an elected official was “completely inappropriate and unacceptable”.
And SNP group leader Jackie Dunbar said: “Councillor Donnelly must do the right thing and resign as a councillor.”
Aberdeen City Council’s Conservative-leader Douglas Lumsden confirmed this weekend that Donnelly had resigned from the party.
As a Conservative, Donnelly was part of the council’s ruling administration of Tories, Labour and independent members.
It is understood that an “emergency” meeting of the group will take place today to decide whether he can remain in it.
The administration has a majority of just one councillor.
Were Donnelly to quit, it would mean a second by-election in a matter of months for the Torry and Ferryhill area.
The former deputy Lord Provost was found guilty of touching his victim’s face, hair and body and kissing him on the face following a two-day trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
Sheriff Ian Wallace told the court he was “satisfied” there was a “sexual motive” behind the veteran politician’s actions.
His victim – who cannot be named for legal reasons – previously told the court he was left feeling “sick” and “mentally disturbed” by the incident.
Donnelly told the man, who was working at an event in the city, “you’re too good looking to be working here”.
The man said Donnelly put his hands towards his hair and the Ferryhill-based councillor then gave him his business card just minutes later.
Sheriff Ian Wallace said prosecutors had made a compelling case, with the testimony of their witnesses proving vital.
He deferred sentence for a social work criminal justice report.