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Teenage dad assaulted and robbed prostitute in city cemetery after ‘changing his mind’ during act

The Eastern Cemetery crime scene
The Eastern Cemetery crime scene

A teenage dad assaulted and robbed a prostitute in a Dundee cemetery after “changing his mind” during oral sex.

Daryl Avers, 19, admitted breaking the sex worker’s nose after claiming she would not return his money when he asked for it back in Eastern Cemetery on June 29 2018.

Dundee Sheriff Court heard the victim had arrived in Dundee that night to offer services of prostitution to fund her drug habit.

Depute fiscal Marie Irvine said Avers, who was 18 at the time, had agreed a fee of £20 after meeting the woman on Arbroath Road at around 11pm.

She said: “The pair went to a cash machine and they shared a can of juice and returned to the cemetery.

“The complainer knelt down and asked for £20 before performing oral sex.

“He started shouting give me my money back.

“Without warning the accused repeatedly punched her to the face and head at least a dozen times causing her to curl up in a foetal position to protect herself.

“The accused began kicking the side of her body. He then picked up her bag and contents and ran off.

“A witness found her on Arbroath Road and he called an ambulance and the police.”

Avers was traced at his mother’s house and arrested.

Police found dark spots on Avers’ jogging bottoms which upon testing were confirmed to be the blood of the complainer.

Defence solicitor Brian Allison said Avers believed the woman had refused to return his money.

He said: “His position was that there had been an agreement between himself and the complainer and that he had handed over money.

“He says thereafter he had changed his mind and asked for his money back but in no way does that justify what followed.

“It’s a slight difference to the crown’s narrative.”

Police at the time cordoned off the entirety of the cemetery, which is one of the city’s largest, before conducting a detailed search for evidence.

Avers, of Maitland Street, admitted assaulting the woman by demanding money from her and repeatedly punching her on the head, causing her to fall to the ground, and kicking her on the body to her severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

He also robbed her of £40 and her handbag.

Sheriff Thomas Hughes deferred sentencing to August 7 for a restriction of liberty assessment and criminal justice social work reports.

Avers’ bail status was continued, however, Sheriff Hughes warned the teenager the crime will carry “serious consequences” when he returns to court.

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