AN AYRSHIRE man invited a girl, aged under 16, into his bed - after asking his partner whether seeing him sitting next to the drunken teenager made her jealous.

Kevin Easterbrook made creepy sexual comments to the girl - who was aged between 13 and 15 - after letting her into his Drongan home.

The 55-year-old had been due to stand trial on the allegation at Ayr Sheriff Court last week.

But on the day of the scheduled trial he pleaded guilty to repeatedly directing comments of a sexual nature towards the girl.

The comments were made in order to obtain sexual gratification or to humiliate, distress or alarm the victim.

The court was told the girl had entered Easterbrook's property in the early hours of February 25.

After Easterbrook's seedy comments, the girl left the room to phone a friend, before making her excuses and leaving the property.

The procurator fiscal depute told the June 28 hearing: "At 1.30am he and his partner were drinking alcohol. The witness arrived through an unsecured front door.

"He said she could wait in the property with him and his partner.

"A short time later they were in the kitchen alone - his partner was restricted to the couch."

Easterbrook then made a comment towards the girl about his sexual activity.

The fiscal depute continued: "She did not know how to respond, but felt frightened and felt that it was inappropriate.

"She returned to the living room and sat down. The accused came in and sat next to her. 

"He asked his partner if sitting next to her made her 'jealous'.

"He proceeded to tell the witness she could stay over and sleep in bed with him.

"She became more concerned and asked to use the toilet. She telephoned a friend and made excuses to leave.

"A friend found her nearby and saw she was distressed."

The friend, an older woman, went back to Easterbrook's home with the girl and challenged the accused, recording the conversation on her home.

"At one point," the fiscal depute continued, "the accused stated it 'wasn't acceptable'."

The woman left the property with the victim and then called police.

Easterbrook was eventually traced by police on March 7 and taken to Ayr police office, where he was cautioned and charged and gave a ‘no comment’ interview.

Defence solicitor Steven Maxwell said his client had no offences of a similar nature on his record and no other outstanding court cases.

Sheriff Desmond Leslie deferred sentence for background reports and put Easterbrook on the sex offenders register.

He will return to court to be sentenced at a later date.