Glasgow & West Scotland

Man jailed over naked girl photos

Glasgow Sheriff Court
Image caption McNeil admitted sexual offences against three other teenage girls

A man who was caught with naked pictures of a 14-year-old girl while on probation for having sex with her has been jailed for 20 months.

James McNeil, 24, also admitted sexual offences towards three other teenage girls while chatting to them online.

He was caught after police carried out a routine search of his house in Glasgow in October last year.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, McNeil was also placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

At an earlier hearing, the court heard how the 24-year-old had been convicted of having underage sex with the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and was sentenced to two years probation just seven months earlier.

When McNeil was caught with the photos, he was also found to have been chatting online with other under-age girls.

'Considerable concern'

He later admitted making and possessing indecent images of the girl at his home between April and October 2009.

He also pleaded guilty to exposing himself to a 16-year-old girl while chatting to her online via a webcam and using lewd and libidinous conduct towards a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl by making sexual remarks to them while chatting online.

Passing sentence, Sheriff Andrew Mackie told McNeil that he caused him "considerable concern".

He added: "Standing the nature of these offences and the nature of your previous conviction the only appropriate sentence is a custodial one."

Sheriff Mackie backdated the sentence to April this year when McNeil was first remanded in custody.

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