A 79-YEAR-OLD Crossgates man has been put on the sex offenders' register for indecency offences going back to the 1970s.

David Innes exposed himself to a girl who was just six-years-old at the time.

In later years, he twice exposed himself to two women at social gatherings.

Innes, of Westfield Grove, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court and admitted three offences.

Between January 1, 1975, and December 31, 1981, at his then home in Main Street, Saline, he used lewd, indecent, libidinous practices and behaviour towards a girl then aged between six and 12 by exposing his erect penis and masturbated in her presence.

Also, between January 1, 1980, and December 31, 1989, at an address in Dunfermline, he committed an act of public indecency by exposing his erect penis to a woman.

He further admitted that between January 1, 1988, and December 31, 1989, at Main Street, Saline, he exposed his erect penis to another woman.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said the first victim was so young at the time she was not aware of what Innes was doing.

“She didn’t know what his penis was because of her young age. It was only was she got older that she realised what had happened.

“He had started by making eye contact with her, staring at her, before exposing his erect penis. She did not understand what he was doing. As she became older, she realised he was masturbating.”

The second charge arose out of an occasion when a couple, who knew Innes and his wife, bumped into them in Dunfermline.

The couple invited Innes and his wife back to their home for a coffee.

At the house, Innes sat opposite the woman with his legs open and was staring at her. She realised he had a hole in his works trousers and she could see his erect penis.

“The others in the room couldn’t see this because of the angle he was sitting at,” said Mr Kapadia.

When the visitors left, the woman told her husband immediately what has happened.

The third offence took place at a social gathering at Innes’ home. On this occasion, Innes was sitting in a chair reading a newspaper. He got the attention of a woman there and then lifted the newspaper, revealing his penis which he had taken out of his trousers.

There were others in the room but he made sure they could not see what was happening.

Defence solicitor Amy Allan said her client had “memory problems”. She added: “He doesn’t have any recollection of these incidents.”

Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports and put Innes on the sex offenders' register. He will be sentenced on October 9.