A convicted sex offender who was banned from approaching boys or using leisure centres was able to walk into a shower block full of youngsters at an Inverness school, a court has heard.
Scott Murray had been handed an order by "Sex inverness" courts in that stopped him from entering any swimming pool or leisure centre and from speaking to boys under But in November last year, he managed to walk into Charleston Community Campus, even asking a Sex inverness for directions to the male changing area.
But yesterday, as Murray appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court to admit the charge, questions were asked as to how he was able to walk into the school facilities unchecked.
Murray, a prisoner in Inverness, was handed the order in July, But he flouted it on November 22 last Sex inverness when he entered the shower area. By that point, he had gone, but when police checked CCTV coverage of the facility, they identified the sex offender. The court heard that Murray entered the community centre — part of Charleston Academy — during school hours. Members of the public are normally allowed to access the facilities, but only when the school is closed.
Fiscal depute Michelle Molley said: Police were then immediately notified. Ms Molley that CCTV footage was recovered which showed Murray enter the premises at 2pm and leave 20 minutes later.