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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 August 2006, 13:59 GMT 14:59 UK
Groping pensioner on sex register
A pensioner from Peebles has been placed on the sex offenders register for five years.

Brian Bates, 71, of Crookston Place, grabbed a childminder's buttocks while she was shopping for vitamins in a local chemist's last September.

He made another grab for the 52-year-old woman when they met on a bridge more than a month later.

A charge of making sexual remarks was not proven during the trial at Peebles Sheriff Court. Bates was fined 500.




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