A man who sexually assaulted a child during a music lesson has been jailed.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard Keith Deary was a teenager himself when he assaulted the child he was supposed to be teaching to play music.
Deary, now 46, of Main Street, Guardbridge, committed the offence more than 20 years ago at a public hall in Fife.
Fiscal depute John Adams said Deary was a music teacher for a group when the offence took place.
The fiscal said the complainer had been using a cupboard as a changing room. The complainer had put a kilt over the trousers they were wearing.
But the accused told the child to take the trousers off when trying on the kilt, the court heard.
The complainer took off both the trousers and the kilt, after which the assault took place.
Deary also sexually assaulted the same child on a second occasion. After a Friday evening class Deary asked the complainer to stay behind and said he would give the child a lift home.
As they were driving Deary said he needed to check his aunt’s house, which he had been looking after.
The fiscal said: “Once they got there the complainer sat in the living room and the accused sat beside the child and touched the complainer’s leg and thigh over the complainer’s clothing.”
Deary then proceeded to sexually assault the complainer.
The complainer left and went home. The victim did not tell anyone and the offences only came to light in 2014 when a second complainer reported Deary for an alleged sexual assault.
The first complainer was questioned by the police and confirmed Deary’s actions.
Deary pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual assault of a child at a public hall in Fife.
He previously faced another two charges of sexual assault, which he denied, and was found not guilty by a jury after trial.
Sheriff Simon Collins took a dim view of the fact Deary was in a position of trust.
He said that abuse of trust left no alternative to custody.
Deary was jailed for 163 days and placed on the sex offenders register for seven years.