A repeat sex offender has found himself back in court after moving out of his home address in Glenrothes, breaching a court order.
Andrew Leitch had previously been told he was not allowed to stay at his partner’s Methil home but ignored this.
Leitch appeared back in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court and admitted breaching the conditions of his sentence.
He had been found with indecent images of children – his second such offence – but he avoided jail, unpaid work and a restriction of liberty order when sentenced last September.
Instead, Leitch, 54, of Montrose Gardens, Glenrothes, was sentenced to a community payback order with three years’ supervision and participation in a groupwork programme. He was placed on the sex offenders register for three years.
He had admitted that between August 29 and October 25 2018 at his home he was in possession of indecent photographs of children.
He also admitted that between the same dates he downloaded indecent photographs of children.
After initially denying the offences, Leitch later admitted to police he had a sexual interest in children.
Defence solicitor Graham Basten said his client had been staying “on and off” at the Methil address because of health difficulties.
The court was told unemployed Leitch receives £900 a month in benefits.
Sheriff Charles Macnair told Leitch, “You knew perfectly well you shouldn’t have been at that address.”
He fined Leitch £500 and warned him: “If you breach this again it’s very likely you will go to prison.”