February 2021

Pervert caught with child sex abuse images

A vile pervert who was snared with child sex abuse images has been told he will be allowed supervised contact with his baby.

New dad Scott Campbell was informed by Sheriff David Pender yesterday that he would still be able to see the child following a conviction for possessing pictures of children being abused.

Beast Campbell was at home with his partner and five-month-old baby when police raided his home and found the stash of sick images on June 1.

Some of the files uncovered during the bust at his home in Erskine were found to be in the worst category – featuring children as young as three being abused.

The 34-year-old was back in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court for sentencing, where Sheriff Pender told him the discovery of category-A images were “serious and concerning”.

However, Campbell was spared jail for the offence and instead hit with a catalogue of court restrictions, and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for three years.

The sheriff also included social work supervised visits with his child in the court order.

Campbell, of Park Gate, Erskine, had more than 100 images in his possession, which he had for more than four years and had stored on his laptop and mobile phone.

An example of the class A images featured a three-year-old girl being abused.

Other category B photos showed girls aged around seven being abused by adult men.

Sheriff Pender placed him on a Community Payback Order, which included a catalogue of conditions.

Campbell will be under supervision for three years and has been ordered to attend at the Moving Forward, Making Changes Programme.

He has been placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for three years and is not allowed to have any devices in his possession which can store images, he must make any devices he has available for inspection at any time and must not delete his internet history.

He was also ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work within one year.

Campbell will return to the dock for a review of the court order on April 3.