A DALRY teenager who sexually assaulted five young girls after telling some of his victims "age is only a number" has been placed under social work supervision for a year.

The teen, who cannot be named as he is yet to turn 18, was finally sentenced on Tuesday (December 6) having pleaded guilty to seven charges in September.

The Herald previously reported that the creep admitted sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl by kissing her on the lips in Kilwinning last October.

The 17-year-old sexually assaulted another 13-year-old girl by putting his arm around her, placing his hand under her upper clothing and holding her chest.

The girls told him they were only 13 and the sex offender replied: "Age is only a number."

A third charge stated that he pursued another young girl, also aged 13, before repeatedly putting his arm around her, touching her on the body, repeatedly placing his hand under her upper clothing and holding her chest. He also placed his hand down her leggings and touched her private parts over her underwear.

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At the grounds of the Abbey and elsewhere, on the same date, he communicated indecently with the same three girls and another 13-year-old by uttering sexual remarks towards them.

The teenager admitted sexually assaulting another 13-year-old female by touching and rubbing her inner thigh at a property in Dalry on August 16 last year.

On the same date and at the same address he sexually assaulted another young girl, aged 12, by touching her buttocks.

A final charge stated he sexually assaulted the same 12-year-old female on the same date and at the same address by taking hold of her hand and compelling her to touch his penis.

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court this week, the teenager was given a community payback order by Sheriff Colin Bissett with a 12-month supervision requirement. He was also added to the sex offenders register for 12 months.