April 2019

Pervy pensioner caught with sickening stash of bestiality porn including women having sex with eels and 36,000 indecent images of children

A pervert pensioner was caught with a sickening stash of bestiality porn involving women having sex with eels, snakes and dogs – as well as 36,000 indecent images of children.

Gerard Fox, 66, is facing jail after building up a vile haul of videos and confessed to having a “sexual interest” in animals.

The retired logistics manager was caught when police launched an investigation into him after his IP address showed he was downloading extreme pornography and indecent images of children.

Fox had 1414 photos and videos showing people engaging in sex acts with a number of creatures.

He was also found with a total of 36,405 indecent images of children, with nearly 3000 being rated as being the most extreme.

They were stored between a laptop and an external hard-drive and many of the images were easily accessible and sorted into folders.

Investigators also discovered he had been using Skype to share warped fantasies with other perverts he had met online.

Fox, of Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, has now appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court and admitted having the haul between June 2015 and August 2018.

Depute fiscal Lisa Lann said: “In August 2018, police received information from a national online child abuse prevention agency that during November 2017 a device was connected to the internet and indecent images of children had been accessed.

“Police seized a white Toshiba laptop and a hard-drive and the accused admitted ownership of them and advised he was the only person to use them.

“The items were examined and a number of indecent images were found.

“There were a total of 36,405 images across both devices. They were held in folders that appeared to be organised by the user of the device.

“His wife said she had some use of the laptop but that was to buy some things and to look at hotels.

“An investigation found a Skype account on the laptop and conversations were extracted from this account which showed conversations with like minded adult males.

“It was expressed by the accused that he had a sexual interest in animals.

“Officers also found 1414 images showing extreme pornography and the images showed a variety of women carrying out sexual acts with dogs, snakes and eels.”

Sheriff Thomas Millar deferred sentence on Fox until next month and called for reports.

He was placed on the sex offenders’ register.

Prosecutors have also asked the sheriff to hit Fox with a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) after he was deemed a danger to children.