In Our Genes: Girvan Incest Dad's Claim
Court Reporter • Published 16 Feb 2010 13:10 0 Comments
SHAMELESS: Paterson blew a kiss to his estranged wife as he left the dock.
DAUGHTER: Kirsty Paterson
A FATHER who had sex with the 26-year-old daughter he never knew he had is to be analysed for a Genetic Sexual Attraction phenomenon.
At Ayr Sheriff Court last week sentence was deferred on Stephen Pateron, 43, for a psychological report.
He solicitor Colin Adam said that the report should investigate whether he was suffering from GSA - a condition where siblings or parents and children become sexually attracted when they are reunited after a long number of years.
Paterson became infatuated with his long-lost daughter, Kirsty, 26, after she turned up on his doorstep in Girvan, two years ago.
At the time he was a happily married bus driver and dad.
They soon became intimate.
And the pair continued their sordid relationship in a bed and breakfast even after they had both appeared in court charged with incest.
Paterson had a fling with Sarah-Louise Milne in Girvan in 1983. On January 17 the following year she gave birth to a little girl, Kirsty, who was then adopted by a couple in Lanark.
Two years ago Kirsty Paterson when down to Girvan to seek out her biological parents and that is when father and daughter met for the first time.
Depute fiscal Gale Harding said at an earlier hearing that until then Paterson was "unaware of his daughter's existence."
Kirsty then moved from Lanark to Girvan where she was introduced to her father's family and friends.
Paterson and his daughter began to form a relation which his wife, Rosemary Alcroft felt "uncomfortable" with.
Read the full story - including how it all came to light - in this week's paper.
This article appeared in Carrick Herald 16 Feb 10