A talented young musician who admitted sexually abusing a young girl told police he had been "experimenting".
Robin Brandon-Turner touched the girl and made her perform a sex act on him when she was aged between six and 10.
The 18-year-old, from Dunoon, Argyll, committed the offences in Rothesay between 2009 to 2013. He was caught after the victim confided in a friend.
At the High Court in Glasgow, sentence on Brandon-Turner was deferred for background reports.
Advocate depute Richard Goddard, prosecuting, told the court: 'The accused was aged between 13 and 17 when he committed these offences.
"He is a gifted and dedicated musician and his aim is to play oboe in an orchestra.
"He abused the complainer by sexual touching and this happened about four times a month."
The court was told that when the girl was aged between seven and 10 he made her perform oral sex on him.
When confronted by police, he described his behaviour as "experimenting" and said he was glad it had come to light.
Defence QC Donald McLeod said: "He regrets what he did and is ashamed of his behaviour."