Man jailed for en­tic­ing boys on­line into sex acts

In­ter­net: Preda­tor posed as girl and per­suaded vic­tims to make videos

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY BEN HENDRY

A per­vert who posed as teenage girls to coax young boys into per­form­ing sex acts on­line was branded “ut­terly de­praved” as he was jailed yes­ter­day.

Rory Gill promised he would get boys, some of whom were younger than 13, more sub­scribers on YouTube if they com­plied with his re­quests.

He com­mu­ni­cated with them via YouTube and the Omegle so­cial me­dia plat­form for 10 months un­til the alarm was raised by a YouTube mod­er­a­tor.

The 30-year-old, of Burnside Road, Tar­land, ap­peared for sen­tenc­ing at Aberdeen Sher­iff Court yes­ter­day hav­ing pre­vi­ously pleaded guilty.

Sher­iff Wil­liam Sum­mers sent Gill to prison for three years and nine months and or­dered him to re­main on the sex of­fend­ers reg­is­ter “in­def­i­nitely”.

Dur­ing a hear­ing last month, the court heard that po­lice searched Gill’s home and found 462 in­de­cent videos of chil­dren, with a to­tal play length of 43 hours and 25 min­utes, on a com­puter.

Of the videos, 52 were graded as Cat­e­gory A – the most ex­treme.

Fis­cal Jamie Dun­bar said Gill would “com­mu­ni­cate in a sex­ual man­ner with the boys, send porno­graphic im­ages to them and in­duce them to en­gage in dares or chal­lenges”.

He asked them to “re­move cloth­ing”, “dance naked” and per­form a va­ri­ety of ob­scene acts.

The ac­cused pleaded guilty to act­ing as a fe­male and send­ing writ­ten sex­ual com­mu­ni­ca­tions to chil­dren, some younger than 13 and some aged be­tween 13 and 16, and re­quest­ing they per­form var­i­ous sex­ual acts be­tween Jan­uary 17 and Novem­ber 12 last year.

He also ad­mit­ted tak­ing, or per­mit­ting to be taken, in­de­cent pho­to­graphs or pseudo-pho­to­graphs of chil­dren, and dis­tribut­ing in­de­cent pho­to­graphs of chil­dren.

How­ever, de­fence agent Liam McAl­lis­ter pleaded for Sher­iff Sum­mers to spare his client a spell be­hind bars.

Mr McAl­lis­ter said: “He thought that, by the na­ture of the de­ceit and the fan­tasy he cre­ated, that the young vic­tims may not have known they were vic­tims.

“He now re­alises this was dis­gust­ing and ab­hor­rent be­hav­iour.”

Sher­iff Sum­mers told Gill: “You co­erced these boys into car­ry­ing out ex­plicit sex­ual acts on them­selves and oth­ers,

“Some of the things you made them do were ut­terly de­praved”

and some of the things you made them do were ut­terly de­praved.”

An NSPCC Scot­land spokesman said: “On­line safety is one of the ma­jor 21st Cen­tury child pro­tec­tion chal­lenges and we know the in­ter­net is used as a gate­way by abusers like Gill to com­mit hun­dreds of of­fences against chil­dren each year.

“It is ev­ery par­ent’s worst night­mare that their child could be tar­geted on­line in this way by preda­tors like Gill.

“The NSPCC’s #Wild WestWeb cam­paign is call­ing on leg­is­la­tors to force so­cial me­dia com­pa­nies to use tech­nol­ogy to flag up groom­ing be­hav­iour to mod­er­a­tors and pro­tect chil­dren be­fore they are abused.”

SEN­TENCED: Rory Gill was jailed for three and a half years

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