Update: Now back living in Paisley

June 2017

Paedophile caught with child abuse images featuring kids as young as three caged for a year

A father who was caught downloading sickening child sexual abuse images featuring kids as young as three has been jailed.

Christopher Thomas Kelly was caught with the sordid stash at his home in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

The 30-year-old was arrested and charged over the horrendous cache of abuse files.

The material included a video of a three-year-old girl.

At a previous Paisley Sheriff Court hearing he admitted breaking Section 52(1)(a) of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 by taking, or allowing indecent photographs of children to be taken, by downloading them, between February 16, 2014, and November 18, 2015.

The charge he admitted was amended to change the date he committed the offence changed from being between September 1, 2012, and June 29 last year.

When Kelly admitted his guilt, some of the images were described to the court by Procurator Fiscal Depute Keri Marshall.

In total, Kelly was found to have downloaded 1,733 indecent images – 1,725 pictures and eight films – 227 of which were rated by investigators as being in the most extreme category there is.

Sheriff Colin Pettigrew called for background reports ahead of sentencing, and adjourned the case for that to be done.

And, when Kelly returned to the dock today to learn his fate, he was caged for the offence.

Sheriff Colin Pettigrew ruled there was no suitable sentence other than to jail Kelly for 12 months – and place him on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.