Evening Telegraph

‘You like it you big ****’: Married man sexually assaulted boy, 16, at Steps gig in Dundee

A concert-goer sexually assaulted a teenager by groping him at a Slessor Gardens gig.

David Buick, 47, was attending a Steps concert with his husband in June when the assault on the 16-year-old took place.

Dundee Sheriff Court also heard that Buick was accused of using homophobic language while speaking to the teenager, but his not guilty plea was accepted by the Crown.

David Buick, 47, was attending a Steps concert with his husband in June when the assault on the 16-year-old took place.

Buick was placed on the sex offenders register and will be sentenced next month.

Fiscal depute Joanne Smith told the court the complainer had been attending the concert with his sister and other friends when the assault took place.

Buick and his husband were in the crowd dancing.

Both were said to have been “visibly under the influence of alcohol”.

The fiscal said: “The accused said to the complainer, referring to his husband, ‘He’s a big ****, isn’t he?’.

“He then asked the complainer, ‘Are you a ****?’.

The complainer said he was not gay and moved away from the accused.

“The complainer informed his sister what was said, but they decided just to ignore the accused,” the fiscal said.

“But the accused then repeated his earlier remark about his husband being a ‘big ****’.

Steps on stage at Slessor Gardens

“The accused then moved behind the complainer, wrapped his arm around his stomach, over the clothing, and at that time the complainer moved the accused’s hands away from him.

“The accused then said, ‘Stop it. You like it, you big ****’.”

The fiscal said the complainer then felt Buick grope him. Ms Smith told the court: “At this point, one of the complainer’s friends saw what was happening and pulled the complainer away.”

Buick’s behaviour was reported to security staff.

He was then escorted from the crowd to speak to police officers.

He was arrested and subsequently charged.

Buick, of Glebe Crescent, in Alyth, admitted that on June 22 at Slessor Gardens, he sexually assaulted the teenager.

Sheriff John Rafferty deferred sentence until September 25 for reports.