A serial sex pest left a female dog walker “terrified” by performing a sex act in a north-east forest, before crawling through grass in an attempt to escape the police.
Victor Rae appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court from custody, where he admitted “intentionally engaging in sexual activity” in the woman’s presence.
Fiscal depute Alan Townsend said the 33-year-old woman had gone to Tyrebagger Hill, on the outskirts of Aberdeen, to walk her dog on Tuesday.
There, she saw Rae on one of the trails with his “jeans down to his knees”.
She left the area feeling “terrified” and contacted the police.
Mr Townsend added that, when police were searching the area, they found the 48-year-old “crawling through long grass on all fours” in an attempt to hide.
Defence solicitor Mike Munro said his client understood the “seriousness of the offence”.
Mr Munro added that Rae had “remarkably” managed to avoid the behaviour that put him on the register in the first place for a number of years.
The 47-year old has been arrested before for harassing a neighbour, and rubbing his groin in front of a dog walker in the Diamond Woods on Tullos Hill in March 2017.
Sheriff Grant Hutchinson deferred sentencing until April in order to obtain reports.
He said Rae, of School Avenue, Aberdeen, will remain on the sex offender register “in respect of this matter”.