Moray 2022-07-25

Christopher Nagle 27

Sex offender began downloading child abuse videos the day after his home was raided by police.

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Offender ID: O-2356


Ramsay Lane, Lossiemouth, Morayshire, IV31


A Lossiemouth sex offender began downloading child abuse videos the day after his home was raided by police.

Christopher Nagle, 26, appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court for sentencing almost three years after being convicted of possessing extreme images of teens and toddlers being abused.

He was sentenced then to unpaid community work and unpaid hours.

The court heard that during an initial raid, police discovered 282 indecent images on Nagles electronic devices.

But Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald heard that the following day, on February 6 2019, Nagle began building up a new collection until a second police raid on September 28, 2021.

Nagle, of Ramsay Lane, Lossiemouth, admitted two charges of downloading and possessing a total of 878 still images of 18 videos of child abuse on his mobile phone.

A third of the stills were again of the most obscene with 13 of the videos also in the top category.

He has deep-seated issues

Fiscal depute Robert Weir told the court that police got a tip-off on August 10 2021 that a Snapchat and an email account were being used to obtain the material.

A search warrant was obtained and executed on September 28 and Nagles mobile phone was seized.

Defence solicitor Iain Maltman told the court: He has deep-seated issues and needs further psychological help.

Sheriff Macdonald agreed. She told Nagle: If you keep carrying out these offences, there will be a time when you go to jail and you say you dont want to. You will be discovered.

It will happen. You need help. You have had it but it is not working.

So we will try again. But it will be your last chance. You need psychological help and you must take it.

This is your chance to stay out of jail

Sheriff Macdonald placed Nagle under social work supervision and on the sex offenders register for three years.

She also ordered him to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

In addition, she instructed Nagle to attend appointments as required with the psychological team at Dr Grays Hospital in Elgin.

This is your chance to stay out of jail, Sheriff Macdonald added.

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