A PENSIONER is facing jail after being convicted at Jedburgfh Sheriff Court of indecently assaulting two young girls.

Ronald Anderson had denied touching a nine year old girl's buttocks at his home in St Clairs, Eyemouth, between April 2001 and April 2003.

The 67-year-old had also pleaded not guilty to touching a 13-year-old girl's breasts at a house in Selkirk between December 2003 and May 2005.

The younger victim told the trial she had been staying overnight at the home of Anderson and his wife when he came into the bedroom she was staying in and felt her bottom.

She decided to report the matter around 15 years later after seeing a picture of Anderson and was concerned he might be working with children.

Anderson was found guilty following a trial of sexual assault and lewd and libidinous practices.

Following the verdict it emerged Anderson had been jailed for 54 months in 1988 at the High Court in Edinburgh for similar offences.

Sentence was deferred until December 10 for the production of background reports and Anderson's name was placed on the Sex Offenders Register.