A SEX offender groped a woman in her car before harassing two girls and making lewd sexual comments.

Dominik Rataj, 21, returned to court for sentencing after the sexual assault in the town’s Glasgow Street this year – before he struck again the next month causing the 15-year-old teens fear and alarm.

Court papers state Rataj, of Paisley Street, Ardrossan, approached the woman while she was sitting in her car back in June 15 this year and handled her breast.

He then behaved in a threatening or abusive manner when he approached two girls on Hill Street on July 21 and then uttered offensive and sexual remarks.

He then repeatedly seized one girl by the hand while trying to kiss it and sniffed the other young victim’s hair – with this offence carried out while he was set to appear in court the next week.

When he was called before Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week [Wednesday, September 15], Rataj – represented by defence solicitor Brian Holliman – was given a community payback order involving three years under supervision and 200 hours unpaid work.

He will also have to register as a sex offender over the same period.