Man jailed over abuse videos
A Dunfermline man who was found with some of the worst child abuse videos police analysts had ever seen has been jailed.
Lee O’Malley, 33, of Townhill Road, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court and admitted that between December 5 and 19 last year at his home he was in possession of indecent images of children.
Depute fiscal Alex Kirk told the court that police, acting on intelligence, received a warrant and this was executed at O’Malley’s home on December 19. His mobile phone was seized and was later found to contain indecent images.
The collection featured 373 pictures, 40 of them in the A category, the classification for the most serious level.
He also had five videos, four of them in the A category, including one which involved a child aged 12 to 15 months old.
There was also a video showing sexual activity with a young child who was “obviously in distress”, added the depute.
The depute said: “I understand that these were some of worst videos that these analysts have ever seen.”
The court was told O’Malley also took part in “sexualised chats about children on Skype”.
Asked if he was interested in sex with children, O’Malley said he was but only “in fantasies, not real life”.
Sheriff Charles MacNair jailed O’Malley for 13 months and placed him on the sex offenders register.