A victim of a pervert Royal Navy sailor “ran out of the house screaming and crying” when she learned he had walked free from court, according to her mother.
Falklands veteran Kevin Duncan, 55, sexually assaulted two teenage girls after inviting them to his Logie Street home for a sleepover, but avoided a jail sentence.
The Tele previously reported that Duncan was placed on a community payback order under supervision for two years.
Now one girl’s mum, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, has blasted the “disgusting” sentence handed out by Dundee Sheriff Court.
She said: “This has had a massive impact on us all. I can’t bring myself to let her stay over anywhere any more.
“I think it is disgraceful he has walked away with a slap on the wrist. What if she had been there alone? Anything could have happened and I think it would have.”
On hearing Duncan’s sentence, the girl “ran out of the house screaming and crying”, her mum said.
She added: “This has devastated her.
“She will never be the same again — none of us will.”
Duncan admitted plying the two girls with alcohol during the “very disturbing” incident.
He was ordered to take part in the Tay Project sex offenders programme and was placed on the sex offenders register for two years by Sheriff Alastair Brown.
Duncan’s solicitor George Donnelly said his client had suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in the Falklands.
Duncan was contacted by one of the girls — whose mother he knew — who sent him an innocent text saying she hadn’t seen him for some time. Duncan invited her to his house for some “fun”.
He sent her a string of text messages telling her to wear a specific top and asked what she wanted to do other than drink alcohol. He also described her as “naughty”.
Duncan, of Logie Gardens, admitted sexually assaulting both girls on February 8 last year.
He also admitted intentionally meeting a girl under 16 with the intention of engaging in unlawful sexual activity involving her or in the presence of children.
Sheriff Brown placed Duncan on a restriction of liberty order for four months, between 7pm-7am.