Charity volunteer accused of sending sex messages to girl (14)
A voluntary worker with a Fife children’s charity is on trial for sending sexual messages to a 14-year-old girl.
Stuart Gemmell met the girl through the work he did with the Heart and Sound charity in Dunfermline. He was also involved in the Headroom charity for youngsters.
Gemmell (19), of Headwell Avenue, Dunfermline, denies that on various occasions between 1st June and 12th July last year he sent Facebook and Snapchat messages containing indecent and sexual content to a girl who was under the age of 16.
Luke Miller (20), of Queen Margaret Fauld, Dunfermline, was another volunteer at Heart and Sound, a group aimed at young people with an interest in music.
He told Dunfermline Sheriff Court he had known Gemmell from when they were in the scouts together and they were “very close” friends after that.
However, they were no longer friends as a result of the incident leading to the court case, he added.
Mr Miller told the court the girl came up to him in the charity’s studio and told him about the messages which had been sent to her.
He had told her to speak to the person in charge of running the charity. Mr Miller said the messages had been of a sexual nature.
The trial was shown parts of Gemmell’s police interview where he admitted sending one message to the girl but denied others, sent around the same time.
In the interview Gemmell, also known as Bradshaw, admitted he was attracted to the girl.
The trial was adjourned until 28th June.