Fife man’s sex offence on train from Waverley


A Dunfermline man has been placed on the sex offenders’ register following incidents on a train journey between Edinburgh and Fife. 

Kevin Smith (54), of Mathieson Place, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court. 

He previously admitted that on 8th May during a train journey between Edinburgh Waverley and Rosyth station he intentionally engaged in a sexual activity in the presence of two females by masturbating. 

He also admitted that on the same journey he acted in a manner likely to cause fear and alarm by placing his hand on the thigh of another female. 

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said, “He has a very limited memory of events after he went out socialising. He went out in Edinburgh and had consumed excess alcohol which is very unusual for him. 

“He accepts his behaviour was completely inappropriate.” 

Sheriff Craig McSherry imposed a community payback order with three years’ supervision. He also ordered £250 compensation to be paid by Smith to all three women.

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