An Aberdeen sex offender sent a woman a string of obscene messages and told her “I like being a paedo”.
Brian Hay made the disturbing claim during a vile conversation with the woman over Facebook Messenger.
She confronted Hay after receiving a message on Instagram requesting nude images – which she suspected was from him.
Fiscal depute Anna Chisholm told Aberdeen Sheriff Court: “On September 16 the woman contacted the accused on Facebook Messenger.
“She suspected the accused had been using an Instagram account not obviously in his name that had been messaging her requesting nude pictures.
“The accused denied this via Facebook Messenger and they continued to speak to each other.”
However Hay then sent a number of sexually graphic messages which included telling the woman “I like being a paedo”.
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When Hay began referring to himself as a paedophile the woman “immediately ceased contact with him” and police were contacted.
Hay, of Moir Crescent, Aberdeen, pled guilty to repeatedly sending the woman messages of a sexual nature without her consent.
The 34-year-old, who has previous convictions for sex offences including possessing and creating indecent images of children, also admitted failing to notify police of aliases used on social media.
Sheriff Philip Mann deferred sentence until next month for reports.