A 38-YEAR-OLD man who exposed himself to three teenage girls in a busy Borders pub and carried out a sex act on himself has been placed on the Sex Offenders' Register.

Gavin Scott pleaded guilty to intentionally exposing his genitals in a sexual manner to three females with the intention that they would see them.

Alasdair Fay, prosecuting, said that the three females attended the Drumlanrig Bar in Drumlanrig Square, Hawick, on the evening of Saturday, April 15.

He explained the pub was busy and there was not a lot of space which meant the females had to shuffle up towards a man not known to them to get a seat at a table.

Mr Fay said the females noticed he was sitting there masturbating and then he turned to them and said: "This is for you."

He added that the girls were upset by Scott's actions and one of them took a photo of him before reporting the matter.

Mr Fay said: "The accused told police he had no recollection of doing that whatsoever. He was very heavily intoxicated."

Sheriff Iain Nicol deferred sentence on Scott, of Abbotrule, Bonchester Bridge, until July 3 for the production of background reports.

He was also made subject to the notification requirements of the Sexual Offences Act.