A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND pensioner has been told to change his “old-fashioned views” after sexually assaulting a home care worker.

David Seaman, 79, asked one young woman to go to bed with him and slapped another on the buttocks.

A sheriff described the offences as “silly behaviour”.

Seaman, of Joe Temperley Wynd, Lochgelly, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court in his wheelchair.

He previously admitted that between January 1 and December 9, 2020, at his home he communicated indecently with a female and made sexualised comments towards her.

He also admitted that between the same dates he sexually assaulted a female by slapping her on the buttocks.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf previously told the court that Seaman had been warned about his behaviour several times before the matters were finally reported.

She said the first charge involved Seaman making comments to a 23-year-old care worker.

These remarks included asking the young woman if she wanted to go to bed with him. He also asked her if she would give him a kiss.

The second incident saw Seaman slapping a 24-year-old worker on the backside as she tried to assist him.

When the matter was reported to the police, Seaman admitted: “I slapped her on the a***.”

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett previously said his client was a first offender and the comments had started off as “interaction and banter”.

He said that his client’s care package had been withdrawn after the incidents and Seaman’s wife had to look after him until new arrangements were put in place.

Sheriff Grant McCulloch said the social work department would have to “have a conversation with him about his old-fashioned views”.

The sheriff told Seaman: “You engaged in some silly behaviour with your carers and you now accept you went too far.”

He said he hoped Seaman now realised that his behaviour was “nowadays unacceptable”.

The sheriff imposed a community payback order with six months of supervision.

Seaman will be on the sex offenders’ register for the same period.