A Rosyth man, who made sexual comments towards his female lodger, has appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Pawel Wojtowicz, 28, of Woodside Street, admitted that on May 9 at his home he made sexually inappropriate comments towards a female and claimed he had masturbated on furniture she was sitting on.

Depute fiscal Brogan Moffat said the woman had rented a room at Wojtowicz’s home and had told him there would be some times when her boyfriend would be staying with her. She moved in during March and in May her boyfriend had spent the weekend with her at the house.

This appeared to have upset Wojtowicz who sent her a message telling her to move out. The next day when she returned to the house, Wojtowicz told her he was “so unhappy he couldn’t sleep”.

He asked her to sit down on a chair in the kitchen and then told her he had masturbated on it earlier.

“She felt scared, was shocked and left,” added the depute. She later returned with friends to collect her belongings.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “He was very upset at being kept up for large parts of the weekend. It was a very unpleasant comment he made. She had made him feel uncomfortable in his own home.”

Sheriff Susan Duff imposed a community payback order with nine months of supervision.