Update: Now living in Galashiels

February 2020

Paedo radio DJ who had stash of 600 child abuse images spared jail

A local radio DJ who was found with more than 600 indecent images of children on his computer has been spared jail.

Paul Brownlee – who has worked for Wave 102 in Dundee, Radio Forth in Edinburgh and Borders Radio– was sentenced to two years supervision in the community and 200 hours of unpaid work.

The DJ is a familiar face around the country due to his radio work – and has fronted events with stars such as the Cheeky Girls.

At a previous hearing Dundee Sheriff Court heard that Brownlee, 47, was a manager at Specsavers in St Andrews at the time of his arrest last April.

Police, acting on a tip-off that indecent images of children might be found on devices at his home, raided last January.

Brownlee, who now lives with his mother in the Borders, was in the flat with his partner and her child.

Following a search by officers, his laptop was seized and passed on to the force’s cybercrime unit.

It contained contain 663 inaccessible indecent images of children including 16 category A, 30 category B and 617 category C images.

Brownlee later admitted making the indecent photographs between January 2018 and January 2019

Sheriff Lorna Drummond told him that because he was a first offender and the number of images was in the 100s rather than the 1000s that she would not jail him.

She said the community payback order was a direct alternative to custody and as well as his sentence she placed him on the sexual offenders’ register for two years.