Fife perv who exposed himself to girl (6) is sentenced



A 79-year-old Fife man, who committed a series of indecency offences in 1970s and ‘80s, has avoided a jail term.

David Innes exposed himself to a girl who was just six-years-old at the time. 

In later years, the pervert twice exposed himself to two women at social gatherings. 

Innes, of Crossgates, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court having previously admitted three offences. 

Between 1st January 1975 and 31st December 1981 at his then home in Main Street, Saline, he used lewd, indecent, libidinous practices and behaviour towards a girl, who was then aged between 6 and 12-years-old, by exposing his erect penis and masturbated in her presence. 

Between 1st January 1980 and 31st December 1989 at an address in Dunfermline, he committed an act of public indecency by exposing his erect penis to a woman. 

He further admitted that between 1st January 1988 and 31st December 1989 at Main Street, Saline, he exposed his erect penis to another woman. 

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia told the court that the first victim was so young at the time she did not what Innes was doing. 



“She didn’t know what his penis was because of her young age. It was only as she got older that she realised what had happened,” he added. 

“He had started by making eye contact with her, staring at her, before exposing his erect penis. She did not understand what he was doing.” 

The second charge arose out of an occasion when a couple, who knew Innes and his wife, bumped into them in Dunfermline. 

The couple invited Innes and his wife back to their home for a coffee. 

At the house, Innes sat opposite the woman with his legs wide open and was staring at her. She realised he had a hole in his works trousers and she could his erect penis. 

“The others in the room couldn’t see this because of the angle he was sitting at,” said Mr Kapadia. 

When the visitors left, the woman immediately told her husband what had happened. 

The third offence took place at a social gathering at Innes’ home when he was sitting in a chair reading a newspaper. 

He attracted the attention of a woman in the room and then lifted the newspaper, revealing his penis which he had taken out of his trousers. 

There were others in the room but he made sure they could not see what was happening. 

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said, “His position has always been that he has no recollection of these events.  

“However, he did not see that any of the complainers had any reason to lie and so accepted that’s what happened. He’s never been in trouble before.” 

Sheriff Craig McSherry put Innes on a community payback order with six months’ supervision. Innes will be on the sex offenders register for the same period. 

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