Man sentenced after pleading guilty to online sexual offences in Aberdeenshire

In September 2020, an investigation was launched after police received a report of online sexual offences in Aberdeenshire.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 3:39 pm
Malcolm Craig
Malcolm Craig

Following enquiries, on 1 October, 2020, officers acting under warrant, searched a property in Kemnay, and seized a number of devices from the house.

Malcolm Craig (62) was arrested in connection with the seizure.

In May 2021, he pleaded guilty to a number of online sexual offences.

Today (18 June ) at the Sheriff Court in Aberdeen, he was sentenced to six months imprisonment.

Detective Inspector Anna Johnston said: “We are committed to the protection of children and to bringing all perpetrators of sexual abuse to justice. Malcolm Craig has been held to account for his actions.

“Online sexual abuse is not just a computer screen and images, the victims are real and the impact this has on them is devastating, debilitating and can last a lifetime. I would urge anyone with concerns about child protection or sexual crime to report it to us immediately.”