Pervert performed sex act while driving van

Haddington Sheriff Court

Haddington Sheriff Court

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A PERVERT who shocked a young girl by performing a sex act on himself while driving his van has been placed on the sex offenders’ register.

Andrew Clark, 39, grabbed the teenager’s attention by slowing his vehicle beside her as she made her way along a busy street.

The 17-year-old looked into the vehicle to see Clark at the wheel with his trousers pulled down. Clark then smiled and laughed at the disgusted youngster before driving off along the High Street in Musselburgh.

Clark, of Pathhead, has now been placed on the sex offenders’ register for three years.

Sheriff Peter Braid also placed the van driver on a three-year supervision order and told him to carry out 225 hours of unpaid work.

Clark appeared for sentencing at Haddington Sheriff Court on Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to intentionally exposing his genitals in a sexual manner on December 19 last year.

Fiscal depute Calum Darling told the court the area had been busy with shoppers when Clark pulled up alongside the girl.