• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Probation for man who groped boy

A SIGN language expert at Scotland's national school for deaf children has been told he will "never work with children again" after he was found guilty of groping a 16-year-old boy during a birthday party.

Billy Docherty, a communication support worker at Donaldson's School in Linlithgow, assaulted the boy outside the teenager's parents' house while he waited for a taxi.

The pair had been at a nearby venue, then travelled together, with the victim's family, to the property in Falkirk.

The 42-year-old father-of-two then indecently assaulted the teenager, who was not a pupil at Donaldson's, as he waited for a taxi.

Docherty, from Livingston, was found guilty after trial of indecently assaulting the 16-year-old, in Falkirk in October 2009.

Sheriff Derek O'Carroll sentenced the former chef to two years' probation.

Contextual targeting label: 
Block list

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

215757