A PRESTONPANS man has been placed on the sex offenders' register after he admitted sexually assaulting a woman in the town.

John Coull, 53, of Acheson Drive, attended a property at the town’s North Bank Road where he assaulted the woman. The victim cannot be identified due to legal reasons.

During the evening, Coull rubbed the woman’s feet underneath her pyjamas before touching her waist and back.

Coull then pulled the woman’s pyjama bottoms down and touched and kissed her bottom during the  incident on May 5 this year.

Coull appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to the offence.

Sheriff Robert Weir placed him on the sex offenders' register for a term still to be decided and deferred full sentence to later this month.