July 2017

Pervert given deadline to complete work

Sergio Braz (39), Flat 4, 207 Corbiehall, Bo’ness, has until August 3 to complete at least 28 hours’ unpaid work as part of a community order imposed for possessing indecent photographs of children and extreme pornography.

At Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, Sheriff Derek Livingston made it clear he was not impressed and warned: “You are very close to having this order revoked.”

March 2016

Bo’ness man caught with child abuse images in flat

A pervert found in possession of child abuse images and an image of a human having sex with an animal escaped a jail sentence.

Sergio Braz (37) was found to have a “limited number” of indecent images of children at his home, Flat 4, 207 Corbiehall, Bo’ness and a particularly graphic image of an extreme sex act involving an animal.

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, Braz previously pled guilty to being in possession of the child porn images between November 7, 2012 and November 18, 2014 and the graphic animal sex image between April 3, 2014 and November 18, 2014.

Sheriff Craig Caldwell said: “You pled guilty to this offence and although there were only two images they were at the top end of the scale of indecency.”

Braz was initially placed on a supervised community payback order for a period of two years and told to attend the Making Changes programme for sex offenders.

A relatively new initiative for adult male sexual offenders, Making Changes focuses on those considered to present a significant risk of committing similar offences in the future and uses the latest research and practices to reduce re-offending.

Sheriff Caldwell also put conditions in place so Braz would have no unsupervised contact with children under the age of 16 and also have his computer devices monitored by police.

He was also told to complete 150 hours of unpaid work within four months and placed on the sex offenders register for two years