A teen who was placed on the sex offenders’ register after he admitted stalking north-east paper girls will have to wait to learn his fate.
Ronald Wink preyed on three youngsters for more than two years as they carried out their daily paper rounds in the Garioch area of Aberdeenshire.
The 17-year-old would regularly creep around behind them, watching their every move – frightening and alarming his young victims.
Yesterday, Wink appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court to be sentenced for the offences, which the Crown claims have a “significant element to them”.
But representing the first offender, solicitor Christopher Maitland said his client had serious learning difficulties which needed to be addressed before he could be sentenced.
He asked for the case to be adjourned so that a psychological report could be carried out by a specialist, so the sheriff can pass an appropriate sentence.
Wink stalked one of the girls, who was 14 at the time, over the course of a year while she delivered papers.
Wink, of 80 Ladeside Gardens, Port Elphinstone, Inverurie, stalked another victim between May and August last year when she was aged just 15.
He followed both girls on their routes, hiding as he watched them.
On November 2 last year, he continually followed and stared at another 14-year-old girl while she was delivering newspapers.
When Wink first appeared in court he admitted engaging in a course of conduct involving two of the girls which placed them in a state of fear and alarm.
He also admitted acting in a threatening and abusive manner on one occasion with his last victim.
He accepted this would have been frightening for her.
Sheriff Annella Cowan placed Wink on the sex offenders register during his first court appearance. He was told yesterday that he will remain on the register while reports were being carried out, and the case was continued until next month.