A teenager is facing a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to raping a 12-year-old girl.
Gary Feeney was arrested after police discovered he had had sex with the child in Dunfermline, Fife, in April 2011, when he was 15.
Feeney, now 17, pled guilty to the charge of rape at a hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh on Wednesday.
Lord Burns deferred sentence to allow the court to obtain reports about Feeney's character.
He is due to be sentenced on March 7.
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