A LOUT who sexually assaulted a teenage girl in a Maybole pub was so drunk he had no memory of the attack, a court has heard.

Cameron Sloan carried out the attack on the girl, who was then aged 16, in the Cassilis Hotel in the town on October 29, 2021.

The 21-year-old – who was put on the sex offenders register for the assault – admitted approaching the girl from behind and touching her on the privates.

Ayr Sheriff Court was told Sloan was unable to recall the drunken attack until he was shown CCTV footage of the incident.

When Sloan, of Hadyard Terrace, Dailly, appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court for sentencing last week, defence solicitor Colin McLaughlin said “he committed a very serious, grave offence” but argued he was not at “risk of reoffending”. 

Mr McLaughlin said: “He plead guilty on his first diet on April 4 and detailed reports are available. 

“He remains living with his parents. He has been in full time employment since leaving school.  

“He works from 5am to 7pm most days and has a good work ethic.” 

Sheriff Mhairi MacTaggart said: “Mr Sloan I want you to be in no doubt how serious this was. 

“This type of conduct is not acceptable in society any more. That type of behaviour has consequences. 

“If you behave this way again, you are in very serious trouble.” 

At the hearing on May 18, Sloan was placed on a community payback order with supervision for two years and told will have to register as a sex offender during this time. 

He was also ordered not to make any contact with the complainer or enter the scene of the crime for two years.