German man travelled to Scotland to groom schoolgirl
A German national who travelled to Scotland to meet a schoolgirl he groomed online when she was 15 has been remanded in custody.
Uwe Kaiser was found with the girl in London after police launched a nationwide missing person appeal.
A court heard Kaiser, 49, convinced the Perthshire teenager that they could "start a new life together" at his home in Frankfurt.
Kaiser will be sentenced at Perth Sheriff Court on 28 December.
He admitted grooming a 15-year-old girl between January and October 2015.
He also admitted having a number of indecent images of a child at various locations in Scotland.
Kaiser admitted breaching a bail order condition not to approach the girl by being in her company in October this year.
The court heard the divorced father-of-two sent the girl sexually explicit selfies through social media sites and persuaded her to send graphic material back to him.
He flew to Scotland to meet the girl and persuaded her to leave home and travel back to Frankfurt with him.
They were eventually discovered in London after police sent the girl text and email messages.
Depute fiscal John Malpass said: "In January 2015 the nature of the chat became more personal and developed a sexual tone.
"She informed the accused she was 16 and he stated he was 35.
"In February 2015 she informed the accused she was 15 years of age.
"Despite this disclosure he remained in contact and continued to have sexualised chat with her.
"On the day after her 16th birthday there was video footage of her and the accused engaging in sexual intercourse.
"She decided she wished to be with the accused in Germany to start a new life."
Solicitor Cliff Culley, defending, said: "There are somewhat unusual circumstances in that she lied to him about her age initially and and he lied to her about his age.
"The images were going both way.
"However, he does accept that she told him she was 15 at the beginning of 2015."
Sheriff Gillian Wade told Kaiser: "Until I am satisfied about the level of risk you pose I am going to remand you."