February 2021

Dad sentenced to 14 months over child abuse collection while son dodges jail

A dad caught with indecent images of children was jailed for 14 months while his pervert son also found with sick images walked free from court.

Andrew Clark, 66, and Adam Clark, 34, had their property in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, raided in March 2019.

Various devices seized from the pair contained over 1580 pictures of children aged between four and 16.

Andrew, a widower, also wrote erotic fiction about kids and used photo editing software to create sick images.

The pair pled guilty separately at Glasgow Sheriff Court to taking or permitting to be taken indecent photographs of children.

Andrew further admitted possession of indecent photographs and distributing the images.

He was put on the sex offenders register indefinitely as well as being locked up at today’s sentencing.

But, Adam was put under supervision and the sex offenders register for three years by Sheriff Andrew Cubie.

The court heard police received information that an IP address from the house in Lochlea Road had searched for indecent images.

Police raided the property and a host of electronic devices were seized from the pair.

Adam Clark told officers: “I may have been looking at things I shouldn’t have.”

Two “unbranded tower units” belonging to him were found to contain still and moving images.

The images were created between May 2010 and March 2019.

Prosecutor Hannah Sweeney: “The images contained pre and post pubescent male and female children aged between seven and 16.”

His father meantime was found to have still and moving images across DVDs, two laptops, memory cards and a pen drive.

Miss Sweeney added: “The devices included erotic stories created by ‘Andy’ and photo edited images which were created by the user.”

Andrew Clark also sent emails containing indecent images.

Miss Sweeney said: “The majority of the emails were sexualised, where each user spoke about young children in graphic detail.

“Andrew Clark detailed his interest in young children.”

January 2021

Father and Son Caught with Over 1,500 Indecent Photos of Young Children

A father and son are facing possible prison sentences after being caught with over 1,500 indecent photos of young children.

Andrew Clark, aged 66, and son Adam Clark, aged 34, from Rutherglen, Lanarkshire are facing jail after a police raid seized over 1,500 images of children as young as two years old.

The property was raided in March 2019 and Andrew Clark was found to have over 700 images, he also used software to edit photos and create sickening images. He was also found to have written erotic fiction regarding children being raped or tortured.

Son Adam was found to have over 800 indecent pictures too.

The father and son duo appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court and both pleaded guilty to taking or permitting to be taken indecent photographs of children.

The photos in their possession had shown images of children as old as 16 years, but also as young as two years old. Andrew also pleaded guilty to further crimes including the distribution of images to other paedophiles

The court heard how police had raided the property in Lochlea Road after obtaining information regarding an IP address at the house.

Adam Clark told officers: “I may have been looking at things I shouldn’t have.”

Two “unbranded tower units” belonging to him were found to contain still and moving images.

His father meantime was found to have still and moving images across DVDs, two laptops, memory cards and a pen drive.

Prosecutor Hannah Sweeney said, “The images contained pre and post pubescent male and female children aged between two and 16.

“The devices included erotic stories created by ‘Andy’ and photo edited images which were created by the user.”

Miss Sweeney also commented that “The majority of the emails were sexualised, where each user spoke about young children in graphic detail.”

Currently, sentencing of the pair has been pushed back until next month as background reports need to be prepared. 

Both have been placed on the sex offenders register in the meantime and were granted bail