Man jailed over abuse videos

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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