A man who fondled a young boy and was banned from approaching other children has admitted repeatedly defying the court order.
Churchgoer Zbigniew Komorowski had been placed on bail last December before he pleaded guilty in August to touching the boy after he was befriended by a couple from the same church.
In August, Komorowski pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the boy on one occasion between January 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015 by touching him on the genital area on top of his clothing.
His sentence was deferred for a psychiatric report, and in the meantime he was ordered not to have contact with boys under 16.
The report had still not been done yesterday and Sheriff David Sutherland deferred sentence again until December 29, when it is hoped it will be available.
But the Sheriff was also told that between September 1 and October 24, Komorowski defied the court and had contact with children outside his home in Polvanie View, Inverness.
Defending, Willie Young said: “Through no fault of his own, the report has not been done and he is anxious that these matters are dealt with.”
The Sheriff responded: “Clearly I need a psychiatric report for your client’s sake as well as public safety.”
Komorowski, who admitted failing to comply with the bail order by repeatedly approaching a number of children, touching their heads and giving them biscuits and drinks, was remanded in custody.
In August, Fiscal depute Ross Carvel told Sheriff David Sutherland that Komorowski became friendly with the parents of the child as they were members of the same church.
“They assisted him getting a job in a hotel and often had him round to their house for dinner. They became concerned about the behaviour of Komorowski when their son’s behaviour changed. He had nightmares and on one occasion he took his mother’s hand and put it on his crotch area.
“There was a confrontation with Komorowski who spoke with a number of elders at the church. He admitted the offence. Then the father told the police after Komorowski was expelled.
“At the police interview, he said he knew what he had done was wrong but he did not know why he did it.” Mr Carvel added.