August 2018

Fiend caught with child abuse videos dodges jail sentence

A fiend who collected videos of young children being raped has been released into the community.

Daniel Duncan, 21, pled guilty to hoarding films of youngsters being raped.

But he was sent home after dodging a jail stretch.

Duncan was handed unpaid work after admitting taking or permitting the vile cache to be taken during a hearing at Paisley Sheriff Court.

Sheriff Susan Sinclair let him walk amid claims he was seeking counselling to deal with his attraction to tots.

She said: “The offence to which you pled guilty occurred over approximately two years.

“Any sentence passed has to take into account a punishment element and what is in the public interest.

“Steps should be taken to protect the public and simple sentences would not necessarily achieve that.

“Programmes available in the community are not always available in custody.”

Cops unearthed a haul of vile pictures on a Samsung mobile phone stashed in one of the bedrooms.

These horror clips showed different children aged between five and 10 being raped, abused and tortured by adults.

One clip showed a young girl of around eight years old in extreme discomfort.

Other movies showed youngsters being forced to perform sex acts on men.

The court was told one movie file showed a girl aged around five years old being repeatedly abused by a grown woman.

Duncan was arrested after the discovery at the home in Douglas Crescent, Erskine, last August 14.

He stared straight ahead as details of the case were read out.

He avoided prison and was instead ordered to complete 300 hours of unpaid work in nine months.

He has been placed under supervision for three years and ordered to attend a programme for offenders.

Duncan has been placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register.

July 2018

Child rape film beast faces prison

A sordid creep caught with horrific videos of children being raped is facing a jail stretch.

Pervert Daniel Duncan, 21, amassed a vile cache of photos and movie files – showing youngsters being sexually abused – for more than two years.

Paisley Sheriff Court heard Duncan was snared in a swoop after intelligence gathered by child protection cops showed he had gathered indecent images of children at his family home.

Depute fiscal Pamela Brady told the court: “On July 11, 2017, police obtained a warrant and carried out a search of the property after being permitted entry by a member of the family.

“During the search officers recovered a Samsung mobile phone in one of the bedrooms.

“A preliminary examination revealed it contained indecent images of children.

“The accused was arrested later on August 14 after analysis of the device.”

Duncan pleaded guilty to a charge of making or permitting to be taken indecent photographs of children between April 1, 2015 and July 11, 2017, at his home 
address at Douglas Crescent, in Erskine.

He stood with his head bowed in the dock as he was placed of Sex Offenders’ Register.

Forensic analysis of his handset revealed he had gathered 15 still images and 19 movie files.

Four of the pictures were classified as category A, the most serious level of sexual abuse, with one classed as B and remaining 10 photos at C.

However, of the 19 movie files, 15 were classified as category A.

These horror clips showed different children aged between five and 10 being raped and abused by adults.

One clip showed a young girl of around eight years old in extreme discomfort.

Other movies showed youngsters being forced to perform sex acts on men.

The court was told one movie file showed a girl aged around five years old being repeatedly abused by a grown woman.

Duncan’s phone also contained four movies, classified at level B, depicting naked children involved in scenes of sexual abuse.

His defence agent confirmed the accused was pleading guilty to the charge and asked that his bail be maintained while the court called for background reports in preparation for sentencing.

Sheriff Susan Sinclair said she would be continuing matters to call for a Criminal Justice Social Work Report and a report from the Pathways Project, which works with sex offenders in Renfrewshire.

She deferred sentence on Duncan until August 10 when he will learn his fate.

He was freed on bail after signing papers making him subject to notification under sexual offences legislation.