Fife man (33) sent sex messages to schoolgirl horse riders


A Fife man sent sexual messages to young girls he met through them attending his wife’s equestrian centres in Fife. 

Kristopher Baillie (33), targeted four girls, aged 14 and 15, via social media over a period of more than three years. 

His messages included explicit sexual comments about what he wanted to do to them and references to him being “horny”. 

The girls only knew him from their horse riding activities at his wife’s business but became social media friends with him which led to the unwanted sexual conversations. 

Last month a young girl reminded him during a Facebook conversation, “Remember I’m 14.” 

He asked her to delete the messages he had sent her after she told him she was unhappy about them. 

He begged her not to tell anyone but she informed an adult who contacted the police and their investigations led to the other offences being uncovered. 

Baillie, who works as a mechanic with a motor-sport racing team, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court. 

He admitted that between 1st January and 2nd July 2014 he intentionally and for the purposes of obtaining sexual gratification or of humiliating, distressing or alarming the 15-year-old victim, repeatedly sent social media messages to her and repeatedly sent sexual comments to her, engaged or attempted to engage her in sexual conversation and made sexual remarks to her. 

He admitted that between 15th and 23rd July 2014 he committed the same offence with a girl who was then aged 15. 

Baillie also admitted that between 1st July and 31st December 2015, he committed the same offence against a third girl. 

He further admitted that between 21st and 23rd October this year, he committed the same offence against a 14-year-old girl. 

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said that Baillie lives with his wife who has been with him for seven years and in 2012 she opened a horse-riding business at Shawsmill House, near Cardenden. 

The business has now moved to Barkeldy Equestrian, near Kelty. Baillie usually lives there but is currently staying at his father’s home at Springfield Park, Kinross. 

Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports and Baillie will be sentenced on 9th January. 

Bail was granted with the conditions that Baillie was banned from going to the equestrian centre and he had to surrender his passport before being released. 

Baillie was placed on the sex offenders register.

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