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Sex offender threatened to expose himself to police officer

By Court Reporter

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Scott Murray pictured at Inverness Sheriff Court on a separate occasion in 2019.
Scott Murray pictured at Inverness Sheriff Court on a separate occasion in 2019.

Police arrested a convicted sex offender on suspicion of watching children as he prepared to go swimming in Loch Morlich three days after being released from prison.

But as 36 year old Scott Murray was being transported from Aviemore to Inverness on October 5, last year, he protested his innocence, made threats towards the officers and also made an indecent remark to one of them by threatening to expose himself.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard earlier today that Murray, now of Friars Street, Inverness was never taken to court for the voyeurism charge but charged with threatening behaviour and communicating indecently with the police officer.

In a video link from prison, Murray admitted both offences through defence solicitor Willie Young who told Sheriff Sara Matheson: "There is no evidence to support that allegation and he has never been charged with it.

"His response was from extreme annoyance. The remarks were borne out of frustration at something that was not substantiated in any way.

"He has been remanded in custody since October 11 and has no outstanding cases."

Sheriff Matheson imposed a four months jail sentence backdated to October 11 and placed him on the Sex Offender's Register.

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