A man was placed on the sex offenders' register for five years after sending unwanted pornographic Facebook messages to a woman.

Glasgow Sheriff Court was read a series of "deeply graphic" sexual comments sent from Jerry Kudzabatra to the woman.

The court was told that around 10pm on January 11 this year she was at home when she received a message on Facebook Messenger. 

The message left her feeling "uncomfortable and embarrassed", the depute fiscal told the court.

She then received a missed call from the same Facebook account and a further three messages, including one that read "love you secretly".

The woman recognised the sender as Kudzabatra but did not immediately contact the police.

She then alerted the police the following day and Kudzabatra was arrested on January 29.

His defence lawyer told the court the 40-year-old felt "deep shame" about the incident.

The lawyer added: "He realises now it is an improper way to contact someone."

Kudzabatra's solicitor added that he had apologised to the woman and he has no other sexual offending on his record.

He said: "He came to Glasgow in 2018 and has not got off to the best beginning in Scotland."

Sheriff Vincent Lunny replied: "He has a disgraceful record in a short space of time.

"Violence, domestic violence, abuse of police, assault... this is a violent man."

Kudzabatra, from Springburn, was placed on a community payback order with 12 months' supervision.

He was also tagged for 25 weeks, keeping him at home from 7pm to 7am.

Sheriff Lunny called the messages "deeply graphic and offensive". 

He added: "This is a serious and frightening offence on a young woman who did not go looking for this attention on the night in question.

"Your record is appalling, absolutely appalling, and had there been any violence to this offence you would be at the stage of going to jail.

"This seems to be mercifully a one-off but you have got to realise this type of behaviour is absolutely unacceptable." 

Kudzabatra was also placed on the sex offenders' register for five years.