Glasgow & West Scotland

Sex offender Alistair Findlay jailed over web breach

A sex offender has been returned to prison for breaching an internet ban hours after being released from jail.

Alistair Findlay, 52, was jailed for 18 months for buying an internet enabled mobile phone in Glasgow on 1 April.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how he was freed from a previous sentence that day but made subject to an interim sexual offences prevention order.

Findlay was jailed for six years in 1999 after being caught trying to procure a child for sex.

He was arrested for this offence after an elaborate scheme involving two prostitutes.

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They reported him to police after Findlay asked them to get him a child for sex after hearing she had been sexually abused.

He was jailed at the High Court in Glasgow and ordered to be supervised on his release for a further six years.

Findlay was released on parole in 2004 but returned to prison a month later when an internet cafe owner saw him looking at child abuse images online.

He was released again on 1 April this year and made subject to an order which banned him from owning any electrical equipment that allowed him access to the internet.

Findlay was arrested hours later after buying the internet-enabled mobile phone at Asda's Govan store.

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