A window cleaner who tried to rape an aged buyer was snared by a digital camera arrange in her house by her household.
James McArdle preyed on the 74 year-old lady who tried to fend him off regardless of being affected by Alzheimer’s illness.
The 64 year-old then scoffed a candy earlier than fleeing the scene of the crime in Hamilton.
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The sufferer’s son later checked footage from a safety digital camera fitted to maintain tabs on his mum as a result of her frail situation.
He was left sickened after watching again the ordeal McArdle had put the OAP via.
McArdle was quickly arrested, however claimed he had “having amusing” with the lady.
He’s now behind bars after he pled responsible on the Excessive Court docket in Glasgow to the sexual assault and tried rape of the pensioner.
Dad-of-three McArdle, additionally of Hamilton, might be sentenced in June.
The courtroom heard the sufferer lived alone, however had common carers.
McArdle had been her window cleaner for round 20 years.
Prosecutor Lorraine Glancy KC advised how the assault was “caught in its entirety” by an inner Ring safety digital camera put in by the OAP’s son.
Round 10am on January 4, 2022, McArdle attended at her house to do his fortnightly clear.
The pair initially chatted in regards to the current festive interval – McArdle then requested if the sufferer’s carers had been due that day.
He advised her: “You might be some lady – right here, did you miss me?”
As the lady complained about her slippers being moist from standing exterior, McArdle began molesting the pensioner.
She lashed out at him, however he continued to “pull and prod” at her.
McArdle acknowledged: “You might be some lass, so you might be.”
Whereas the sufferer then watched tv, the pervert moved in once more.
Miss Glancy: “She used a mix of swatting McArdle’s hand together with her slipper and utilizing her different hand to push away his sexual advances.
“It is vitally clear she doesn’t wish to interact with McArdle.”
Sleazy McArdle was undeterred – he began rubbing her again, touched her inappropriately, cuddled and kissed her.
He mentioned: “That’s the reason I f*****g fancy you.”
As he carried on, the lady once more hit him together with her slipper.
The prosecutor: “Her tone modified in that she doesn’t wish to do what he’s asking her to do. He continues to be persuasive.
“She maintains her no engagement as she hits him 3 times consecutively together with her slipper sternly saying: ‘no, no, no’.
“He’s unfazed by her rejection.”
The OAP referred to as him “disgusting” including: “Behave your self, for God’s sake.”
However, the listening to was advised McArdle went on to try to rape the lady.
Miss Glancy: “She repeatedly requested him to go away and cease these actions.”
McArdle finally stopped earlier than deciding to depart – taking a chocolate as he left.
The courtroom heard round 10.45am, the sufferer’s son logged in to the digital camera app on his telephone to “examine on the welfare” of his mum.
Miss Glancy: “At the moment, he noticed that McArdle had been in the home and he seemed to be making undesirable sexual advances in the direction of his mom.
“He contacted his sister and knowledgeable her what was occurring. She contacted police.”
The son instantly handed over his telephone with the incriminating footage.
McArdle was traced that day and arrested.
He advised police: “The outdated lady talked about one thing about her leg.
“I believed we had been having amusing between one another. I don’t wish to say the rest.”
No additional data was given how the lady was affected by ordeal.
Her daughter had submitted a sufferer affect assertion on her behalf.
Louise Arrol KC, defending, didn’t ask for McArdle’s bail to be continued.
Girl Stacey advised him: “You’ll be remanded in custody now as a jail sentence is inevitable for such a criminal offense.”
Sentencing was deferred for reviews.
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