Man with ‘nappy fetish’ has prison sen­tence cut

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH -

AMACCLESFIELD pervert who was banned from hav­ing nap­pies be­cause of his sick fetish has had his jail term cut by top judges.

Gary Colin McVeigh, 39, of Hul­ley Road, ad­mit­ted to a pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer that he has had a ‘nappy fetish’ since child­hood.

He said he be­came ‘sex­u­ally aroused when wear­ing them’, Judge Paul Far­rer QC told Lon­don’s Ap­peal Court.

In 2011 McVeigh was jailed for two years and eight months for pos­ses­sion of in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren.

A sex­ual of­fences pre­ven­tion or­der (SOPO) was also slapped on him, in­clud­ing a ban on him hav­ing nap­pies or di­a­pers.

But when po­lice raided his home on March 24 last year they found him wear­ing a nappy.

They also found more than 200 in­de­cent pho­tos and videos of chil­dren. The im­ages in­cluded young chil­dren be­ing raped.

McVeigh ad­mit­ted three counts of mak­ing in­de­cent pho­tos of chil­dren as well as breach­ing the SOPO.

He was jailed for three years at Ch­ester Crown Court on Au­gust 31 last year.

His sen­tence was made up of two years for the in­de­cent im­ages and one year for breach of the SOPO.

Peter Malone, for McVeigh, ar­gued that 12 months for the breach was far too harsh.

The bar­ris­ter pointed to it be­ing his first breach, his guilty plea and re­morse.

Judge Far­rer said the breach was ‘de­lib­er­ate and demon­strated that he is un­able or un­will­ing to re­sist in­dulging his fetish’.

McVeigh ac­knowl­edged in in­ter­view that wear­ing the nap­pies ‘was the gate­way’ to his other crimes.

“The breach of this or­der is di­rectly linked to the risk McVeigh presents to the public,” said the judge.

It was a ‘sig­nif­i­cant breach of an or­der which was im­posed to pro­tect the public from that risk.”

But it was a ‘first breach of the or­der and, whilst sig­nif­i­cant, did not of it­self re­sult in any di­rect harm’.

It was a ‘dif­fi­cult sen­tenc­ing ex­er­cise’ but the 12-month term ‘was too high’, added the judge, who was sit­ting with Lady Jus­tice Sharp and Mr Jus­tice Blake.

“The ap­pro­pri­ate sen­tence would have been one of six months con­sec­u­tive. To that ex­tent this ap­peal is al­lowed.”

McVeigh’s to­tal jail term was re­duced from three years to two-and-a-half years.

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