A MAN has been placed on the sex offenders' register after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in Alloa.

Robert Bruce admitted assaulting his victim at Harris Court, Alloa on December 9, 2016. by touching her on the bottom over her clothes.

The original charge was amended to remove claims that he placed his arm round her waist and attempted to kiss her on the mouth.

On Thursday, Alloa Sheriff Court heard that the 31-year-old, of Whins Road, Alloa, was already the subject of a community payback order and still had a "long way to go" on it.

His defence agent, Claire McCarron, said her client was "appropriately remorseful" and added: "He has a tendency to blame others but has not done that here.

"He has also refused to blame alcohol. It is a low level [sexual] crime."

However, Ms McCarron added that Bruce's criminal justice social work report highlighted other areas which require attention.

She continued: "The report raises concerns over his attitude towards women due to previous crimes which were domestically aggravated.

"This is in the process of being address through the Caledonian Programme, however."

Sheriff David Mackie placed Bruce on the sex offenders' register for six months and required he be subject to court-ordered supervision for that time.