March 2018

Pervert Airdrie politician who told detective he wanted to rape child is spared jail

A pervert politician who told a detective he wanted to rape a child after being targeted in an undercover police sting has been spared jail.

David Fagan, 53, a former Labour councillor, used depraved websites to investigate “taboo” subjects including having sex with a parent and child.

The father-of-two from Airdrie, Lanarkshire, shared warped fantasies about incest while talking to an undercover policewoman who had been alerted to him.

She told him she was a 40-year-old mother-of-three from London and Fagan exchanged a series of explicit messages discussing sexual fantasies involving her and children.

Fagan was categorised as “high risk” and arrested after the online conversations of 2016 and put on trial at Airdrie Sheriff Court.

The trial heard claims he had agreed to pay money to meet the woman and rape one of her children in her presence.

Disgraced Fagan told a jury he never planned to carry out the rape but did fantasise about perverted sex acts.

A jury unanimously convicted him of sending messages in relation to incest, the sexual abuse of children and the rape of a child, between May and August 2016.

But they found a charge he conspired to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex while another girl, aged 12, was present not proven.

Fagan has now been ordered to perform 120 hours of unpaid work and be supervised for three years.

He has also been placed on the sex offenders’ register for three years and banned from the internet for a year.