July 2018: Now living in St. Helens

July 2007

Child rape images sicko caught on camera

This is the depraved Ulsterman who has been caged for viewing the brutal rape of children on the internet.

Pervert Francis Scullion of Dermott Avenue, Comber, Co Down – who was forced to flee his Comber home after he was threatened by loyalists – received a one-year prison sentence at Downpatrick Crown Court last week.

Sicko Scullion was jailed after he pleaded guilty to making and possessing almost 7,000 indecent images and video clips of children.

Of the 6,744 images and video clips discovered on his computer, almost 1,300 were classed as the most serious level of child-sex abuse.

The horrific pictures – downloaded from pop-ups on the notorious US-based website Landslide – included children being tortured, raped, bound and gagged, and being forced to engage in acts of bestiality.

Sites accessed by Scullion included those entitled Child Rape and Russian Teens.

Scullion was arrested last year as part of Operation Ore which was launched to track perverts using the internet for child pornography after cops received intelligence he had used his personal credit card to view the images on his home computer.

After removing his computer, cops discovered he had being viewing and storing images since 1999.

The cop who captured the pervert, Detective Sergeant Peter Montgomery, said the images were some of the “worst” police had come across.

Det Sgt Montgomery: “I’m pleased this man has been imprisoned.

“It was a substantial amount of images compared to what we have uncovered in the past. This was on the higher end of the scale.”

And he added: “I welcome any sentence of a custodial nature that gives the offender time to reflect on the offences committed.”

Scullion – a former security guard – was also ordered to serve 18 months on probation and was banned from having any unsupervised contact with children.

He was also placed on the sex-offenders register indefinitely, ordered to complete a 240-hour community sex-offender programme, and receive treatment for alcohol addiction.

Scullion was further banned from having any home internet access or from owning photographic equipment, including mobile phones. A court psychiatric report described him as a “troubled man with a confused sexuality”.