An man who pestered three Angus Council support workers with sexually explicit text messages has been given a “last chance” to avoid jail.
Danny Verrall bombarded Marion McBay, Fiona Beattie and Wendy Cargill with messages after he had dealings with the council’s homeless support service last year.
Verrall, of York Terrace, Montrose, admitted repeatedly making sexual and abusive remarks to all three women on December 3.
Depute fiscal Jill Drummond said witness McBay was employed as a senior care officer at the homeless support unit and had been working with the 18-year-old for six months.
Ms Drummond said Verrall later asked the woman which worker would visit him, and “inappropriate question here, but would you ever have sex with me?”
A long list of text messages depicting various sex acts were read out at Forfar Sheriff Court, which also heard a number of messages were sent to the other women at the service on the same day.
Ms Drummond added: “Witness McBay also undertook voluntary work at the local Argos car park, and she saw the accused there.
“She took him aside and said she was his support worker and nothing more. He apologised.”
Placing Verrall on a high-tariff structured deferred sentence to be reviewed in three months, Sheriff Pino di Emidio said he had been given a last chance to reform.