A medical student who abused an 11-year-old girl moaned to police about throwing away his future career after getting arrested.
Liam Griffin, 19, abused his helpless victim on “numerous” occasions over the course of 12 months.
Hamilton Sheriff Court in Scotland heard on Friday how the assaults started when the girl was in P7 (aged 11 or 12) and happened as often as “every two weeks.”
The court was told the child didn’t realise she was being abused until her class started sex education lessons, reports the Daily Record.
After the 19-year-old was arrested he told the police: “I was studying to be a doctor, but I f***ed up everything".
The court heard that the young victim had kept quiet for months but told her sister what had happened during an argument on August 20 last year.
They began to shout and during this she disclosed that the accused had touched her inappropriately and made her touch him.
The student, from Hamilton, Scotland, admitted abusing the girl between August 2018 and August 2019.
Prosecuting, Mairi-Clare McMillan told the court: “She said he had subjected her to numerous episodes of sexual abuse, sometimes as often as every two weeks.
“This occurred when she visited his home and it was always in his bedroom when they were alone.
“If another girl was there Griffin would send her downstairs on some pretence.
“The girl said she didn’t realise at first that what he did was wrong, but this changed through her getting sex education at school.”
After assaulting her on the final occasion Griffin said “bye” to his victim and left the house to visit his girlfriend.
It is now believed that his girlfriend has distanced herself from him, changing her relationship status online and deleting all pictures of Griffin from her profile.
Ms McMillan added: “On hearing the argument, the girls’ mother went to the bedroom where she was told by the victim that the accused had sexually assaulted her.
“The accused’s mother was contacted. She confronted him in his bedroom and he confirmed it was true.”
The court then heard how the girl confirmed to police officers and social workers that she was in P7 when Griffin first molested her.
Sheriff Thomas Millar deferred sentence on Griffin, who has no previous convictions, until March 23, placing him on bail in the meantime.
Background reports and a risk assessment were called for and Griffin was placed on the sex offenders’ register.
It is understood Griffin had managed to keep his disgusting actions from friends and family until his conviction on Friday.