A Fife man sent sexual messages to young girls he met through their attendance at his wife’s equestrian centres.
Kristopher Baillie, 33, targeted four teenage girls via social media over a period of more than three years.
His messages included explicit sexual comments about what he wanted to do to them.
The girls only knew him from their horse riding activities at his wife’s business but became social media friends with him which led to the unwanted sexual conversations.
Last month a young girl reminded him during an online conversation: “Remember I’m 14.”
He asked her to delete the messages he had sent her after she told him she was unhappy about them.
He begged her not to tell anyone but she informed an adult who contacted the police and their investigations led to the other offences being uncovered.
Baillie, who works as a mechanic with a motorsport team, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
He admitted pestering his victims repeatedly through social media in a sexual manner on various occasions between 2014 and October this year.
Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said Baillie lives with his wife, who has been with him for seven years.
In 2012 she opened a horse-riding business at Shawsmill House, near Cardenden. The business has now moved to Barkeldy Equestrian, near Kelty.
Baillie usually lives there but is currently staying at his father’s home at Springfield Park, Kinross.
Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports and Baillie will be sentenced on January 9.
Bail was granted with the conditions that Baillie was banned from going to the equestrian centre and he had to surrender his passport before being released.
He was placed on the sex offenders register.