A THIRTEEN-year-old schoolgirl was sexually assaulted by another pupil during a break at Inverkeithing High.

A 16-year-old youth has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two girls, who were both 13 at the time.

The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was convicted after a trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

One of the incidents took place at Inverkeithing High School between lessons.

The youth was found guilty of the three charges he faced.

Between September 1 and October 31, 2020 at the fields adjacent to The Avenue, Inverkeithing, he assaulted a girl, then aged 13, by placing his arms around her, placing his hand on her stomach and then on her breasts, squeezing them.

On December 9, 2020 in a street in Inverkeithing he sexually assaulted the same girl by placing his hand on her bare stomach, placed his hands under her clothing and touched her bare buttock.

He also placed his hand inside her upper clothing and attempted to touch her breasts and then placed his hand over her mouth, restricting her breathing.

On April 21 last year at Fife Council school premises, Hillend Road, he sexually assaulted another girl, then aged 13, by placing his hands on her breast and squeezing it.

The then boyfriend of the first victim said he had met her shortly after she had been sexually assaulted on her way to see him.

She told him what had happened and he described her as “being a bit traumatised and very distressed”.

The witness said she had named the assailant and it was someone he also knew.

The girl’s dad also gave evidence and described what happened when she returned home at tea-time that evening.

“She was quite distressed and asked to speak with me in private,” he told the court.

The girl had then told him she had been sexually assaulted and named the boy responsible.

The dad went on: “She was clearly emotional, there were tears in her eyes.

"She said he’d attempted to put his hand down her trousers and up her top. She was crying.

“She said she’d ran away and met her friend.”

Lindsay Penrose, a charity support worker at the school at the time, said the second victim had gone to see her shortly after the assault and asked to speak to her alone.

“She told me what had happened at break time.

"She said he had put his arm around her and grabbed her boob over her clothing,” said the witness.

Sheriff Charles Macnair called for reports and sentencing will take place on September 7.