A SEX offender who admitted deleting texts from a phone without telling police has had further enquiries ordered into his messages.

Scott Wylie, 44, pleaded guilty to breaching the terms of a sexual offences order which prohibited him from deleting the internet history on any digital devices he owns which can access the web.

Wylie admitted deleting the text messages and other electronic communications he had sent without the knowledge of the offender management unit responsible for managing him.

The offence was committed on a number of occasion between January 13 and October 1,2021 at Wylie’s home address in Wardlaw Crescent, Loans, Troon.

Prosecutors accepted a not guilty plea to a second alleged breach of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, this one relating to ownership of a TV and computer games console which were both capable of accessing the internet.

Wylie’s order was originally imposed at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on December 1, 2020.

Sheriff Siobhan Connelly previously deferred sentence for a criminal justice social work report and restriction of liberty order assessment – telling Wylie to cooperate fully with social workers.

When he returned to Ayr Sheriff Court last week [Thursday, September 16] defence solicitor Stephen Maxwell suggested the messages deleted had already been viewed by police with the judge demanding further information before sentencing.

He said: “This is a serious matter Mr Wylie – you know what you deleted but I’m going to get the Crown to make further enquiries.”

Sentencing was deferred and Wylie’s bail was continued.

He will return to court at a later date.