Scots ghost hunter jailed for molesting three schoolboys
A Scottish ghost hunter perv who started offending aged just 12 has been jailed for molesting three schoolboys during a vile campaign of abuse.
Jason Love, 43, has now been jailed for six years.
He committed sex offences against his victims in Renfrew, Paisley and in the Cranhill area of Glasgow between 1987 and 1999.
One victim was targeted by him while they watched horror films together.
Love went on to develop a reputation as a demonologist and paranormal and occult investigator and gave lectures in his field internationally.
He advertised that he undertook investigations into poltergeist attacks, demonic possession and witchcraft and the occult.
Love also worked as a psychiatric nurse but was suspended in 2016 after the sex abuse allegations came to light.
He denied the allegations but was earlier convicted of five offences of assault, indecent assault and indecent behaviour committed against the three boys.
A judge told him at the High Court in Edinburgh that the jury had found him guilty of several serious offences.
Lord Kinclaven said: “There is no alternative to a significant custodial sentence.
“No other method of dealing with you is appropriate.
“A significant part of your offending took place when you were very young, although it extended into your teenage years and latterly into your twenties when you were 24.”
Lord Kinclaven said he accepted that Love was a first offender and that he has not offended again since 1999.
Love began abusing his first victim when the child was only three years old and it later escalated into more serious sexual offending.
He also carried out sex acts on a second boy who was aged between five and seven at a house in Paisley and a cemetery in Renfrew.
He exposed himself to the third boy when the victim was aged between 11 and 13 and simulated sex in his presence and made him carry out a sex act on him.
Love was placed on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.
Poltergeist expert convicted of preying on three young boys
Scotland’s leading poltergeist expert is behind bars after being convicted of a string of sexual attacks on children
42-year-old Jason Love who claims to be a demonologist and exorcist – preyed on three boys over a 12 year time frame
The pervert targeted one victim while they were watching horror films together.
The crimes occurred between 1987 and 1999.
Love meantime went on to travel the globe doing talks and lectures on the paranormal.
This was after becoming a practicing demonologist and renowned “exorcist”.
But, Love now faces a lengthy jail term after being convicted of five charges including indecent assault and lewd and libidinous conduct.
He was remanded in custody at the High Court in Glasgow pending sentencing next month.
The attacks took place in Paisley and Renfrew, both Renfrewshire as well as a flat in the city’s Cranhill.
Jurors heard the first victim ended up[ being abused initially abused on an “almost weekly basis” for years.
Another young boy was then preyed upon including at a cemetery.
The final victim became unwell after Love targeted him.
However, Love – who is also a qualified nurse – denied the boy falling ill was in connection with any abuse.
He instead insisted the child had “indulged in too many chocolate and sweets” while watching horror videos.
Love, of the city’s Battlefield, also denied any attacks on the other boys.
He showed no emotion as he was lead handcuffed to the cells after being convicted.
A woman who had been with with him during the trial burst into tears following the verdict.
Lord Kinclaven deferred sentencing for reports.