Bestiality pervert avoids prison term
Had hundreds of sick images featuring animals
A pervert caught with extreme bestiality photos and indecent images of children has escaped a jail sentence.
Alexander MacKenzie, 46, of Galloway Avenue in Ayr, was caught with a sick collection of illegal material involving animals and others showing children thought to be as young as one- year old.
Police discovered the sick creep had a total of approximately 320 images.
One involved two women and a black dog.
And images displayed naked kids – the youngest aged between one and three.
Ayr Sheriff Court heard at an earlier hearing that police carried out a search on September 21 last year and uncovered a USB stick and HP computer terminal storing MacKenzie’s disgusting collection.
Officers attended at the home MacKenzie shares with his elderly mother.
She stated he was at work and told officers she only used the computer for online banking.
His mum told officers that MacKenzie used the computer everyday – to go online, for Facebook and “something to do with animals”.
Mackenzie, who has a previous conviction, appeared at court last Wednesday for sentencing.
Solicitor Chris Munro said: “This is something that has spiralled, causing him to possess the images.
“It’s a fairly low volume of images.
“This is a matter of possession rather than distribution.
“He appreciates these are particularly serious matters and custody may be on your lordship’s mind.
“He resides with his mother and Mr Mackenzie is her registered carer.
“She clearly would face some problems if Mr Mackenzie was sent to prison today.
“He has a relatively close bond with his mother.”
Sheriff Desmond Leslie replied: “[ I have] concerns with the previous conviction and the superficial appreciation of the disposal that was made at that time.”
Mr Munro replied: “There is clearly a risk here but that can be managed in the community.”
Stepping back from custody, the Sheriff imposed a lengthy community payback order.
The perv was sentenced to three years supervision and as a requirement must attend the Moving Forward Making Changes programme.
He was tagged for nine months where he must remain in his home address from 7pm - 7am. And he was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years.
MacKenzie pled guilty to being in possession of a quantity of extreme pornographic ima g e s depicting in an explicit and realistic way bestiality between adults and animals between June 1, 2015 and September 20, 2017. He also admitted having in his possession indecent photos or pseudo- photos of children from June 1, 2015 and September 21, 2017.