Man admits Facebook abuse over Mikaeel Kular

Mikaeel Kular. Picture: Comp
Mikaeel Kular. Picture: Comp
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A man has admitted posting offensive comments on Facebook about an Edinburgh boy beaten to death by his mother.

Shaun Moth posted abuse about Mikaeel Kular on the social networking site the day before the three-year-old boy’s body was found in a wood in Kirkcaldy.

The 45-year-old, who lives in Aberdeenshire, posted the comments on an anti-racism page as a police search was under way for the boy in January.

Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, was jailed for 11 years in August. She had originally been charged with murder, but admitted the reduced charge of culpable homicide.

Moth, from Whitehills, pleaded guilty to conducting himself in a disorderly manner, posting grossly offensive comments on Facebook and breaching the peace, aggravated by religious prejudice when he appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Thursday.

He is due to be sentenced at a later date.