Jedburgh man John Swan admits historical sexual offence

A BORDERS pensioner has admitted a historical sexual offence involving a girl under 13 years old.

During a jury trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, 82-year-old John Swan, from Jedburgh, pleaded guilty to lewd, indecent and libidinous behaviour towards the youngster.

The pensioner’s not guilty pleas to indecent behaviour towards a girl aged between 12 and 16 and another charge of indecent assault were accepted by the Crown.

The case was continued until June 2 for the production of a psychiatric report and Swan was made subject to the notification requirements of the sex offenders register.

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