A MUSSELBURGH man who asked a young teenage girl for intimate photos of herself has been placed on the sex offenders’ register.

Alan Innes, of Eskview Crescent, sent the messages to the girl, who is under 16.

He also discussed engaging in sexual activity with the youngster during the online messages last year.

Innes, 36, pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

A not guilty plea to possessing cannabis at his home address was accepted by the Crown.

Innes was placed on the sex offenders’ register for a term still to be determined and full sentence was deferred to June 14.

Innes admitted repeatedly sending written sexual communication to a girl under the age of 16 at his home address between February 1 and April 17 last year.