AN INVERKEITHING man sent sexual messages to a girl who was only 14 at the time and his offending continued for more than a year.

Richard Moody, 21, King Street, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that between January 1, 2018, and February 23, 2019, he sent sexual messages repeatedly to a girl, then aged 14, and engaged in sexual conversations repeatedly with her.

Sheriff Linda Smith put Moody on a community payback order with three years of supervision. He was also put on the sex offenders' register for the same period.