May 2019: Alexander McCracken has been released from prison and now lives just a five-minute walk from a nursery school. Now living in a one-bedroom flat in South Ayrshire
‘I’d deffo rape a little baby girl’: Ex-cop plotted to have child with lover then sexually abuse it
A paedophile former policeman who plotted with his lover to have a baby and then sexually abuse it has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.
Alexander McCracken’s ex-girlfriend Sharon Campbell got the same sentence after it was revealed how they shared hundreds of “horrendous” child abuse images with other paedophiles online – most involving babies or toddlers.
McCracken, 35, and Campbell, 39, also discussed their fantasies, including murdering children and abusing a child of their own
Police raided McCracken’s Ayr home in Scotland in January last year after a tip-off from online child protection experts.
In analysing his computer, investigators saw how McCracken, who was a policeman for nine years, wrote that he would “deffo rape a little baby girl”, and his lover Campbell added, “I would help him LOL.”
Officers seized a computer and phone and found 551 images of children, mainly very young girls.
Almost all the images had been shared.
Ayr sheriff Scott Pattison told McCracken and Campbell they had admitted “possession and distribution of the most horrendous images of child abuse”.
He added: “It’s all the more serious because you were sharing these vile images.”
The sheriff noted the two perverts’ claims that they only talked about raping and killing little children for sexual kicks and had not physically abused any children themselves.
McCracken left the police after being exposed in 2010 as a swinger who also worked as a bisexual prostitute, charging £400 a night.
He and former care worker Campbell have one child each from previous relationships who they are now banned from seeing.
They were each given 10-year Sexual Offences Prevention Orders, put on the sex offenders register indefinitely and banned from using any device which would give them access to the internet.