November 2016

TV perv blacklisted by broadcasters over child sexual abuse images shame

A PERVERT sound engineer convicted of possessing child sexual abuse images has been blacklisted by broadcasters.

Colin Couper Davidson was sentenced to do 150 hours of unpaid community service and put on the sex offenders’ register for 15 months.

The 59-year-old freelance engineer had admitted taking or permitting the taking of indecent photos or pseudo photos at his home in the west end of Glasgow.

The city’s sheriff court was told Couper Davidson, who had worked for broadcasters including the BBC, Sky Sports and BT Sport, has been told he will not work for them again.

His home was raided in December and eight videos of young girls between the ages of 10 and 15 in various states of undress were found in the search.

Yesterday, his defence lawyer revealed that Couper Davidson would be attending private therapy at The Stop Programme, with sessions beginning this week.

He added that his client had lost employment and that contracts had been withdrawn, which would have a significant impact on his earnings.

Couper Davidson is an established freelance sound engineer and well known within the industry in Scotland.

His arrest shocked many colleagues and although he continued to work following his first appearance in court, he has now been blacklisted.

A spokesman for Sky Sports told Glasgow Live: “We didn’t have a clue but when we heard the news, we dropped him from our list immediately.”

BT Sport commented: “We only became aware of this matter last Thursday and are no longer working with this individual.”

BBC Scotland were also shocked and a spokesman there said: “He has worked as a freelance but we removed him from bookings as soon as we were aware of the case.”