July 2019

Pervert sentenced to two years

A 45-year-old man has been jailed for two years for making and possessing indecent images of children.

Derek McGillivary, of no fixed address, was today (Friday) sentenced at Luton Crown Court to two years imprisonment.

On 13 June, police received reports from an employee at a library in Bedford that a man was printing out indecent images of children. Shortly afterwards officers arrested McGillivary and found the printed images ripped up and discarded in a bin; the images ranged from category A to C.

McGillivary was already on the sex offenders register after being recently released from a 20-month prison sentence for making and possessing indecent images of children.

His phone was also found to have over 100 indecent images of children on it.

As well as a custodial sentence, he also received an amended sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) and a full destruction of his mobile phone.

During sentencing, his Honour Judge Foster said: “McGillivray’s offending was intentional as he entered a library to deliberately print off indecent images of children. He also has a lengthy history of similar offences.”

June 2019

Registered sex offender pleads guilty to making and possessing indecent images of children

A registered sex offender from Bedford has pleaded guilty to making and possessing indecent images of children after being caught printing the material in a public library.

Derek McGillivary, 45, of no fixed address, appeared at Luton Crown Court on Friday (14 June) and pleaded guilty to four counts of making and possessing indecent images of children, breaching his sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) and breaching notification requirements relating to the sex offenders register.

On 13 June, McGillivary went to a public library to print out the images. A member of staff alerted the police and he was identified by the details on his library card.

He was later arrested and officers found the images ripped up and discarded in a bin.

McGillivary was listed on the sex offenders register after being recently released from a 20-month prison sentence for making and possessing indecent images of children.

His phone, which had been seized a couple of months earlier during a routine visit from an officer due to him installing a cleaning software app, was found to have over 100 indecent images of children on it.

PC Jaime O’Leary, from our Offender Management Unit, said: “McGillivary had already been convicted and sent to prison for the same crime so he clearly hasn’t learnt his lesson and is still offending.

“He has not only breached his SHPO, but he was brazen enough to print these vile images in a public place where staff and members of the public were at risk of seeing this hideous material.

McGillivary has been remanded in custody until he is sentenced on 5 July.