April 2020

Aberdeen taxi driver admits to sexually abusing young girl 

A taxi driver has admitted sexually abusing a young girl when he was a teenager.

Lee Weir carried out a sex act on the child at a house in Aberdeen more than 16 years ago.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard the 30-year-old used lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour towards the girl, involving an act of oral penetration.

Advocate depute Jane Farquharson QC, prosecuting, said the victim had struggled to breath during the incident, which happened between early 2003 and early 2004.

She said the girl had not told anyone at the time, but later told her mother she had been abused. A family member contacted the police in June last year, with her consent.

The court heard Weir, of Smithfield Road, Aberdeen, had told a woman he had abused the girl and wanted to go the police as he was ashamed and embarrassed.

Judge Lord Uist told him: “You have pleaded guilty to a serious offence involving sexual abuse of a child.

“Because of the present circumstances effecting the courts and everyone else I am going to adjourn this case for a longer period than normal to enable the social work department to provide a full report on you.”

Weir, who stopped work as a result of the case, is due to be sentenced at the High Court in Aberdeen in July. His bail was continued and he was put on the sex offenders’ register.