June 2018

Morbidly obese Perth beast who claimed ‘being fat made him a paedo’ jailed after being caught with secret laptop

A paedophile who claimed being overweight sparked his interest in child sexual abuse images has been jailed after he was caught with a laptop.

Gordon Simpson – who tips the scales at 25 stone – claimed his weight made him socially isolated with a poor self-image.

Simpson has been jailed at Perth Sheriff Court after he admitted breaking the terms of a strict Sexual Offences Prevention Order by secretly using a laptop.

And he was sentenced to eight months in jail after the court heard he had failed to tell the police he planned to use the computer on April 7 as required by the SOPO.

Simpson, who was recently jailed for 33 months for having child abuse images, claimed he had put on nearly two stone per month while being remanded in Perth Prison.

He was then jailed for a further five months for ignoring a ban on using the internet to purchase sex toys online. That was another breach of his SOPO.

The morbidly obese sex offender previously told social workers “the victims of his offence did not cross his mind.” He is already on the sex offenders register for life.

Simpson, 28, said his size had lowered his “self-image”, made him socially isolated and prompted him to start downloading illicit images of children online.

The sicko also tried to blame his brother and friends for the crime after he was caught with vile images on his phone and laptops.

Mr Tavendale said: “Because of his size his self-image is very poor and as a result of that he has become very socially isolated within the home.

“He spends most of his time, when he is not caring for his grandfather, on the internet. He has never been in any form of trouble before.

“He is someone who has led a life so far that has not met with any great success or any great prospects. He is a young man who lost his mother some years ago. He has struggled to find work.”

The court heard Simpson initially pointed the finger at his friends – despite them trying to protect him by not reporting what they had discovered by accident on his computer.

He then told the police that one of the computers – containing images of toddlers being abused – was not his and could only have been used by his younger brother.

However, Simpson finally admitted he was solely responsible for the sickening haul of around 2,000 depraved images of children.

Fiscal depute Gavin Letford previously told the court one of Simpson’s friends borrowed his laptop to watch a film and he opened an image file and discovered a number of pictures of children aged between three and ten.

“He was disgusted and shocked by what he had seen. He confronted the accused but the accused denied any knowledge,” he said.

Simpson later passed his mobile phone to another friend for help with re-formatting it and the contents were downloaded to a laptop while the process was taking place.

“That involved the transfer of all the data. During the transfer he randomly opened a file in order to verify that the data was loading properly. He observed an indecent photo of a child.”

The friend showed the image to his mother. “She was horrified and immediately contacted the accused. He denied being the owner,” Mr Letford said

The matter was reported some time later and the police raided Simpson’s home, finding he had downloaded images including bestiality and sadism involving children.

“He admitted being the owner of one laptop, but said the other was his brother’s. During interview he stated he had no knowledge of any indecent images and blamed his friends for downloading them.”

Simpson, of Smith Lane, New Alyth, Perthshire, previously admitted two charges relating to child pornography at various addresses between April 15, 2011 and November 21, 2012.

He was ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work and was made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order for a period of five years when he admitted that offence.

He subsequently admitted breaching the SOPO and failing to carry out the community order and was jailed for 33 months.

November 2015

Obese paedophile blamed friends & family for indecent images of children

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A 20-stone man caught with images of child sex abuse had become “socially isolated” because of his weight, a court has heard.

Gordon Simpson said his size had led to a poor self-image and he ended up spending a lot of time on the internet.

Simpson also tried to blame his brother and friends for the crime, but finally admitted responsibility.

The 26-year-old, from New Alyth in Perthshire, was ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work.

He was also placed on the sex offenders register and made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) for a period of five years.

The SOPO bans him from being alone with children, from having more than one phone and computer, and from using the internet before the police install monitoring equipment on his devices.

Solicitor Mike Tavendale, defending, told Perth Sheriff Court: “Because of his size his self-image is very poor and as a result of that he has become very socially isolated within the home.

“He spends most of his time, when he is not caring for his grandfather, on the internet. He is a first offender. He has never been in any form of trouble before.”

The court heard Simpson initially pointed the finger at his friends – despite them trying to protect him by not reporting what they had discovered by accident on his computer.

He then told the police that one of the computers containing the images was not his and could only have been used by his younger brother.

However, Simpson finally admitted to two charges relating to about 2,000 images, downloaded between 15 April 2011 and 21 November 2012.

September 2015

Perthshire man found with 2,000 indecent images of young children

A Perthshire man has admitted having around 2,000 indecent images of children aged between three and 10 years old.

Gordon Simpson, 26, Smith Lane, New Alyth, pleaded guilty to making and owning the 
images which ranged from levels one to five on the COPINE scale.

Investigators discovered a hard drive with 1,706 indecent images, ranging from levels 
one to five, and a laptop with 242 indecent images, all level one.

They also found another hard drive with 28 indecent images, 27 at level one and one at level four, and a mobile phone with seven indecent photographs at level one.

Depute fiscal Gavin Letford told Perth Sheriff Court that the images were of children aged between three to 10 years, and were predominantly of female children.

Mr Letford stated that in April 2012 a witness living with the accused opened a 10MB computer file that revealed indecent prepubescent images of children.

A second witness, who was tasked with carrying out repairs on the accused’s mobile phone, also randomly opened an image file where he discovered an indecent photo of a child.

Simpson admitted that between December 2011 and November 2012 at Polcalk Farm Cottage, Alyth; Toutie Street, Alyth; and Smith Lane, New Alyth, he took or permitted to be taken indecent photos of children.

He also pleaded guilty that between December 2011 and November 2012 he had in his possession indecent photos of children.

Sheriff Lindsay Foulis placed Simpson on the sex offenders register and deferred sentence for reports until next month.