Child porn pervert Jonathan, 38, found dead

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS - Staff re­porter

An Ayr child porn pervert turned fake foot­ball agent has been found dead at 38.

Jonathan Hope, who once falsely bragged he bro­kered Eng­land star Danny Wel­beck’s £ 16mil­lion move to Ar­se­nal, is be­lieved to have killed him­self in a flat in Go­van, Glas­gow.

Last night, a source said:“Hope claimed he’d con­verted to Is­lam and was said to be at­tend­ing a mosque five times a day for prayers.

“He was os­tracised from Ayr­shire when peo­ple re­alised what he’d done. He dis­ap­peared from Ayr a year ago.”

The source added:“His whole life was made up. He’d lie about the child of­fences and claimed he was in jail for beat­ing some­one up. We heard he was stalk­ing women while pre­tend­ing to be a con­vert to Is­lam. No­body in Ayr­shire will be sur­prised to hear this.”

A for­mer girlfriend said:“He was a reg­u­lar user of steroids.

“He cre­ated a fan­tasy life to lure women and peo­ple with money. He came across as plau­si­ble. The loss of his fake life­style would have hit him hard.

“I feel sorry for his child but it’s hard to feel any sym­pa­thy for him.”

Po­lice con­firmed they at­tended at an ad­dress in Go­van af­ter re­ports of a sud­den death, adding:“There are no sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances.”

Last Au­gust, dad- of- one Hope was con­victed at Ayr Sher­iff Court af­ter he took in­de­cent pho­tos of kids at his home be­tween 2011 and 2014.

He was or­dered to carry out com­mu­nity ser­vice and was placed on the sex of­fend­ers’ regis­ter for three years. It was his sec­ond con­vic­tion in­volv­ing chil­dren af­ter he’d been jailed in 2003 for three counts of down­load­ing de­praved im­ages.

Hope had claimed to be a top foot­ball agent – de­spite not be­ing reg­is­tered with the SFA or the English FA.

Found dead Jonathan Hope

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