Sex offender awaiting sentence for Falkirk attack

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A violent sex offender who groomed young children in the USA is now in custody in Barlinnie awaiting sentence for assaulting his Scottish girlfriend.

Stefan Readenour (29) attacked the 21-year-old woman at an address in Hayfield, Falkirk, throwing a bottle of liquid over her, dragging her down stairs and then forcing himself on top of her. During the attack Readenour ripped clumps of hair from the woman’s head.

Appearing from custody at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Monday, Readenour admitted the assault he committed on August 23. He also pled guilty to behaving in a threatening manner, uttering threats of violence, smashing a telephone and a camera and stuffing the woman’s clothes down the toilet.

The court heard Readenour took exception to the woman telling him she was going to leave the house. It was stated she contemplated jumping out of a window to escape.

Sheriff Craig Caldwell deferred sentence until December 17.