A stalker who sent 26 sexually explicit messages to a terrified woman has been ordered to undergo psychiatric assessment ahead of receiving his sentence.
Darren Shields, a prisoner of HMP Perth, admitted sending the messages to the woman by Facebook between October 22 and 23 at a hearing in Dundee Sheriff Court last month.
The 35-year-old had been subject to an order preventing him from contacting the woman, and has served two prison sentences for separate offences related to contacting her in the past.
A psychiatric assessment order had been mandated by Sheriff Lorna Drummond following his pleas in February – but as of yet has not been made available.
She has also ordered another report assessing the possibility of giving Shields a sexual offences prevention order, which could see him given further restrictions on his daily activities.
She told Dundee Sheriff Court this week: “I’m going to make you the subject of an assessment order for a period of 28 days. I will get two reports as I will continue for a sexual offences prevention order to the same date.”
The case was continued to April 24 for Shields to undergo assessment.