An amputee sex offender admitted sending a picture of his penis and vile text messages to a 70-year-old woman.

Ex-soldier Greig Yorke, 44, was ‘heavily under the influence’ of alcohol when he ‘coerced’ the woman into looking at indecent images at his home on April 26 2016.

‘It is utterly vile behaviour and extremely difficult to comprehend,’ Sheriff Derek Reekie at Forfar told him.

FROM JOHN JEFFAY AT CASCADE NEWS LTD 0161 660 8087 / 07771 957773 john@cascadenews.co.uk / www.cascadenews.co.uk Syndicated for Dundee Courier Pic of accused Greig Yorke A ONE-LEGGED sex offender admitted sending a picture of his private parts and vile text messages to a 70-year-old woman. Ex-soldier Greig Yorke, 44, dodged a jail term after a sheriff told the court said limits on the length of sentence he could impose would send out the wrong public message over the severity of the offence.
Ex-soldier Greig Yorke, 44, avoided a jail term (Picture: Cascade News)

Yorke, who served with the Royal Engineers in Bosnia, lost part of his leg after being knocked down by a car on the A92 south of Arbroath in June 2013.

He now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and receives disability benefits.

His solicitor said he was remorseful for his actions.

He was spared jail after Sheriff Reekie said limits on the length of sentence he could impose would send out the wrong public message over the severity of the offence.

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Instead, Yorke, from Carnoustie, will spend three years under a tightly-controlled community order and have his name added to the Sex Offenders’ Register for the same period.

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He sent a photo of his penis to a 70-year-old woman (Archive picture: Getty)

He must participate in the Tay Project sex offender treatment programme and will be subject to a range of strict controls, including a ban on having any contact with known sex offenders.

He must also inform his supervising officer of any new intimate relationships which he forms, cannot access the internet without express written approval, and must not install encryption or deleting software on electronic devices.

Any device owned by Yorke must also be notified to the police and fitted with monitoring software.

The incident which led to his leg being amputated happened as he walked home along the dual carriageway in the early hours of the morning at the beginning of June 2013 after he had been assaulted in an Arbroath pub.

Police found him on the road and took him to a cycle path, but after a fruitless search following further calls from concerned motorists, Yorke was then hit by a car a few miles south of Arbroath

A passing driver used her ID lanyard as a tourniquet before Yorke was taken to Ninewells and placed on life support, prior to a subsequent amputation of his lower left leg.

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