A ROSYTH man found guilty of sexually-assaulting two young children has been jailed.

Steven Blues, 51, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court via video link from Perth Prison.

He had been found guilty previously by jury of, on one occasion, at an address in Rosyth between August 1, 2012, and June 10, 2015, sexually-assaulting a boy by repeatedly putting his hands inside his underwear and touching his buttocks.

On an occasion between June 11, 2014, and June 10, 2015, he also assaulted a boy by seizing him and pulling him by the body, pushing him on the body, causing him to fall onto a bed there, restrain him and punch him repeatedly on the head and body.

On an occasion between January 1, 2018, and January 31, 2018, also at an address in Rosyth, he assaulted a girl and kicked her repeatedly on the body to her injury.

On various occasions between June 5, 2015, and June 4, 2019, at an address in Rosyth, he also assaulted a girl under the age of 13 and did enter her bed whilst she was asleep, repeatedly touch her buttocks, breasts and vagina, grab her buttocks and breasts, rub her vagina, remove her clothing while she was asleep, hold her hand on your penis and cause her to masturbate him while she was asleep and sexually penetrate her vagina with his fingers.

Advocate Alan Melvin-Farr said his client had no previous convictions and had been diagnosed with a mental disorder in 2012 and with bipolar in 2015.

The defence advocate added: "Mr Blues doesn't express remorse on the basis he continues to say he is not guilty of the offences and did not harm the children in any way."

Sheriff Charles McNair said Blues had been convicted by a jury for a number of offences.

"For whatever reason, you show no remorse," he said. "In my view, only a custodial sentence is appropriate."

He jailed him for a total of two years and nine months placed him on the sexual offenders' register.