A babysitter who ordered a five-year-old girl to dress as a baby as he filmed her in a creepy video has avoided jail.

Daniel Flinter, 31, from Inverkeithing in Scotland, made the strange clip when he was caring for the youngster.

Despite ruling that his behaviour was of 'public concern' Sheriff Charles Macnair ordered him only to carry out 170 hours of unpaid work, reports the Sun.

Flinter was not placed on the sex offenders' register or given a custodial sentence.

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After a police raid on his home, officers found prams, buggies, teddies and dummies stored in his room and it later emerged that he enjoyed drinking milk out of a bottle.

At Dunfermline Sheriff Court, Sheriff Macnair said: 'Whether there's a sexual element or not, the impact on the child should not be underestimated when she may find out what happened to her in a few years' time.

"This was bizarre behaviour on your part. Whatever your own issues that's a matter for you - what you do in your own bedroom."