Falkirk court hears how sex offender made life a ‘nightmare’ for six women
A sex offender described as a “nightmare” for women to be around was ordered to pay a total of almost £3000 compensation to his six victims.
Edward Davies (54) committed the sexual offences over the course of several months until his shocking and “reprehensible” behaviour was reported to police.
Davies appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having pleaded guilty to a number of sexual assaults and one charge of indecent communication at a location in the Falkirk area between November 20, 2020 and May 18, 2021.
The charges stated he pulled a woman’s bra strap and attempted to unfasten it on one occasion and on another occasion he slapped another woman on her bottom.
Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “He sounds like a nightmare for any female in his presence. There are six offences here and five of them are sexual offences. I’m still not sure you get it – your behaviour was completely reprehensible.
Sheriff Livingston ordered Davies to pay each of the five women he sexually assaulted £500 compensation and the women he communicated indecently with £250 – a total of £2750 to be paid back at £20 per week.
Davies, who now works as a delivery driver, was also placed on supervised community payback order for three years with the condition he complete 180 hours of unpaid work within two years.
Davies, 3 Ailsa Court, Maddiston, was also placed on the sex offenders register for five years and required to attend the Moving Forward, Making Changes programme.