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Last Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2007, 16:28 GMT 17:28 UK
Advocate charged with indecency
An advocate has appeared in court charged with an indecency offence involving a 13-year-old boy in the toilets of a shopping mall.

Marc Strachan, 48, denies persuading the youngster to follow him into a public toilet at the McArthur Glen Shopping centre in Livingston.

Mr Strachan, of Linlithgow, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

He is accused of behaving in a lewd manner or committing an indecent breach of the peace on 13 February 2006.

Mr Strachan said to have indecently assaulted the boy and make indecent sex remarks to him.

His agent Cameron Tait pled not guilty on his behalf and the case was continued for one week to allow for further investigations.

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