A 48-YEAR-OLD Ballingry man has been jailed for sexually assaulting two boys.

William McAleese, of Southfield Avenue, went on trial before a jury at Dunfermline Sheriff Court last month and was found guilty of three charges.

He was remanded in custody and returned to court for sentencing.

Sheriff Charles Macnair imposed an extended sentence of four years, with two years in custody then two years on licence.

The sheriff said McAleese would pose a serious risk if released without lengthy supervision.

McAleese was also put on the sex offenders' register indefinitely.

The offences took place between July 29, 2012, and July 28, 2017.

On the earliest of those dates, one victim was aged 12 and the other was 14. Both were sexually assaulted in a lay-by near Kinross and another offence took place in Ballingry.

McAleese was convicted of the following offences:

On an occasion between July 29, 2012, and July 28, 2017, in Ballingry, he sexually assaulted a male by placing his hand inside his underwear, touching his penis and masturbating him.

On an occasion between the same dates at a lay-by near to Scotlandwell, he sexually assaulted the same victim, by pulling down his lower clothing, touching his penis, placing his penis in his mouth and performing oral sex on him.

On an occasion between the same dates and at the same lay-by, he sexually assaulted another young male by seizing his penis over his clothing.