October 2018

Scottish pervert sent explicit sex texts with nude pictures and videos 

A pervert who sent explicit sex texts and naked pictures to 10 females walked free from court 

Weirdo Jeff Cheyne, 58, used three pay-as-you-go phones to send the seedy snaps over a two-year period.

Garda Martin Bohane said one of the unwanted texts contained “a ­picture of a man totally naked and standing proud”.

Cork Circuit Criminal Court heard that the fisherman, who is originally from Scotland’s Shetland Islands, found the women’s numbers by various means.

He texted some of them ­pretending to be a woman, asking them to send him ­pictures and offering to send them snaps of erect penises.

Oddball Cheyne was living in Schull, Co Cork at the time of sending the vile texts between 2014 and 2016. He now ­lives in Ballina, Co Tipperary.

He previously pleaded guilty to 10 sample counts of harassment of women out of a 41 charge indictment.

Garda Bohane said cops were first contacted by five women in 2014 after receiving sexual texts.

The cop told the court: “The ­messages were all from one ­number they did not recognise.”

His texting then died down but there were two more periods of women getting messages. Three different pay-as-you-go phones and numbers were used in total.

Garda Bohane said: “We made an application for the last three top-ups on the phones and the last one we got allowed us to track the defendant.

“The last top-up was purchased in Tesco … we got the CCTV footage from the time of the sale and were able to ID him.”

Judge Sean O’Donnabhain said: “This man caused people living in a small ­community distress because a suspicion was over everyone for a while and this caused a lot of people upset.”

He sentenced Cheyne to two years in prison but suspended it on condition he co-operated with the Probation Service and take part in the Safer Lives programme.