June 2021

Edinburgh paedo recorded himself performing sex acts over underage girls’ clothes

A pervert has been caught with disgusting videos of him performing a solo sex act over children’s clothing.

Martin Lipscombe, from Leith, Edinburgh, also took pictures of a 12-year-old girl and her clothing hanging on a washing line and sent the images to the an unknown male.

Vile Lipscombe then discussed having the child watch him while he masturbated over her clothing during sick conversations with the male from his capital home last year.

The 30-year-old sales assistant also sent separate footage to the third party of an unknown male masturbating over images of children.

Lipscombe was snared after police received information regarding the offences and raided his home on August 11 last year.

The beast pleaded guilty to two sexual offences when he appeared in the dock at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

Prosecutor Anna Robertson told the court that police officers executed the search warrant following a tip off.

Ms Robertson said: “A search was undertaken and during the examination of devices it was ascertained the accused had sent several videos of himself masturbating over female children’s gym clothing.”

The fiscal added videos were also found which “indicated the accused had taken a number of images of a 12-year-old girl playing in a garden”.

Lipscombe then sent the videos to an unknown person and 1270 messages between the pair discussing the girl in “a sexual context” were also discovered.

The court was told the male Lipscombe sent the images to is currently “unknown and untraced”.

Solicitor Paul Smith, defending, said he would reserve his mitigation to the sentencing hearing.

Sheriff Douglas Keir placed Lipscombe on the sex offenders register and deferred full sentence to August for the preparation of reports.

Lipscombe pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by sending videos of himself masturbating over children’s clothing and an unknown male masturbating over images of children to a third party from his home between June 1 and July 1, 2020.

He also admitted to taking pictures of a 12-year-old girl, and her clothing hanging on a washing line, and sending the pictures to an unknown person and discussing the child in a sexual context including discussing having the child watch him masturbate and him masturbating over her clothing on the same dates.