Teenager admits raping girl aged 12 after Snapchat contact
A teenager has admitted raping a 12-year-old girl in Aberdeenshire.
The 17-year-old - who cannot be named for legal reasons - had made contact with the schoolgirl through Snapchat.
The High Court in Glasgow heard the first offender agreed to start a relationship with the girl and they had sex.
Her parents found out and police were contacted. Sentence was deferred. A person under 16 cannot consent to a sexual activity in Scots law.
Prosecutor Bernard Ablett said: "The complainer is a schoolgirl and was 12 at the time of the offences.
"They became known to one another through a mutual acquaintance via Snapchat social media. As a result, over the following days, they communicated to one another, with some of the messages being of a sexual nature."
They met in June, 2016 and had sex.
The teenager was placed on the sex offenders register.