Below, I copied word for word from an old Daily Record article dated 25th Feb 1997. It really struck a chord wi me, not the content so much, as it’s “old news” but, it made me think about a couple of things.. Firstly, concerning child abuse,
What has changed since 1997?
Very little in my opinion, the vast majority of people did nothing about it in 1997 & they are doing nothing about it now.
Over 20 years & the only thing to have changed is that there are more abusers & they are getting lighter sentences. it has got worse NOT better!
& the second thing is the MSM. The Daily Record in particular. Over the years they have run several campaigns of a similar nature to this one, in a vain attempt to get the masses to wake up & actually DO SOMETHING.
I think we all slag off the MSM for peddling bullshit propaganda. Myself included!! & rightly so, when they print TOTAL BOLLOX!
But when it comes to the CSA epidemic we are now struggling to control.. They have been telling us for DECADES! & I have THOUSANDS & THOUSANDS of article clippings & screenshots & links to prove it!
BUT WE JUST HAVEN’T LISTENED!
NOR DID WE GIVE ENOUGH OF A FLYING TOOT TO ACTUALLY GET OFF OUR FAT ARSES!
Over 90% of the information that I have in my blogs & videos comes DIRECTLY from the main steam media. Without the MSM, we wouldn’t know EVEN A QUARTER of the info we do about CSA.. & that is an absolute FACT!!
But the more that people slag them off for spreading UTTER SHITE (which they absolutely do sometimes!) then the less likely it is that people will take what they say about child abuse seriously.. & WE NEED THEM to keep reporting about all the CSA in Scotland. Cause otherwise… we’re kinda screwed!
So, wi that in mind, I am gonnae UNBLOCK the Daily Record!
But the Sun can get tae f*** cause it really is just an utter shite rag!!
EVIL Herriot, 38, abused vulnerable men with Down’s Syndrome at a home in East Lothian. He was jailed for seven years at the High Court in Edinburgh in January, but his victims’ families blasted the sentence as “far too lenient”. Herriot, of Edinburgh, could be free within three and a half years.
DEAF MUTE Eaglesham, 66, carried out a series of sex attacks on a 10-year-old girl. People in Bo’ness, West Lothian, where Eaglesham lived with his wife before starting a two- year jail term earlier this month are determined he will never return. An action group are collecting signatures throughout the town.
PEOPLE power drove sick child molester Christie, 50, out of Stirling. The storm began in December, when he was put in a hostel after serving half a one-year sentence. Just days before his move Christie was arrested in Stenhousemuir over claims he frightened a girl of 17. He was later freed.
TWISTED Alves, 28, was forced into hiding after it emerged she’d harassed two boys for sex. She was found lying naked on an 11-year-old boy. She failed to have sex with him only because he wasn’t fully developed. Residents forced Alves, who was jailed for six months, to leave her parents’ home in Stirling.
BEARDED pervert Beaton, 35, hoarded a sickening stash of child porn. The researcher, from Broughty Ferry, was fined pounds 3000 at Dundee Sheriff Court in January. Sheriff Richard Davidson described Beaton’s porn, including magazines and blue movies, as “two bagfuls of filth.”
PERVERT Smith, 58, was jailed in 1995 for sexually assaulting a girl several times in a Perth officewhen she was aged nine and 10. He was also convicted of sexually attacking a 17-year-old girl. On his release only months later he returned to live in his home just yards from a primary school in the town.
DEPRAVED paedophile Harley was jailed for 15 years in April for abusing youngsters in his care. He preyed on terrified children as young as six while he was in charge of Merkland Children’s Home in Moffat, Dumfriesshire. Harley, 50, pretended to be a fatherly figure but instead he molested them over five years.
FLYNN was jailed for seven years in 1995 for plying an 11-year- old boy with drink, then raping him. The High Court in Glasgow heard Flynn, 27, was living with a friend when the boy called at the house in Auchinleck, Ayrshire. Flynn made him perform indecent acts before having sex with him.
SEXUAL predator Kevin Drumgoole was jailed for 18 months in December, 1995, for molesting dozens of teenage tourists. The Edinburgh bachelor lured them to his apartment and plied the kids, aged between 14 and 17, with booze then filmed himself performing sick sex acts.
FOUR young lives were wrecked by Wood in a reign of terror which lasted 17 years. When he was finally confronted with his crimes he tried to commit suicide. Wood, 52, of Bo’ness, West Lothian, was jailed for 10 years in 1995. Lord Ross, the Lord Justice Clerk, said it was one of the worst cases he had come across.
HOWARD was hounded out of a Drumchapel housing scheme because of his sick background. Evil Howard, 51, from Cookston, Northern Ireland, moved to Scotland after being convicted of a sex attack on a schoolgirl. In 1965 he was caged for attempting sex with a girl of six. He also has convictions for rape.
SHAMED Scout leader Atkins was caged for 18 months in November 1995 for molesting four teenage boys in his troop. Atkins, 27, of Dalkeith, Midlothian, attacked the lads as they slept. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard his crimes have left two of his victims with deep mental scars.
SEX BEAST Taylor, 58, preyed on two girls as they slept, subjecting them to years of abuse between the ages of 10 and 13. The victims wept as Taylor, of Grangemouth, Stirlingshire got two years in May, 1995. Sheriff John McGowan said: “The damage you have done to them really cannot be measured.”
BLACK carried out appalling crimes against young boys. Unemployed Black, 49, of Aberdeen, admitted nine charges at the High Court in Edinburgh. His catalogue of abuse began 17 years ago and continued right up until his arrest in March 1995. He was jailed for 10 years at the High Court in Edinburgh.
CHURCH elder Maitland carried out sick sex attacks on a 12- year- old girl. And the victim’s parents were furious when the 72-year-old was sentenced to just 12 months. Maitland of Parkhead, Glasgow, abused the girl for a year, and was only caught after she told a friend, who alerted a teacher.
MILLIGAN and her husband Andrew sexually abused a young girl for seven years. They were jailed for a total of 13 years in 1995 for the sickening catalogue of abuse which began when the girl was just FIVE. They admitted abusing the girl at their homes in Methil, Fife, and Grangemouth, Stirlingshire.
CHURCH elder Wallace tied up a girl and filmed himself in a kinky sex act with her. He told the crying youngster: “The quicker you do as you are told, the quicker you’re finished.” Wallace preyed on the girl between the ages of 13 and 15. Wallace, 41, of Hurlford, Ayrshire, was caged for two years in 1995.
FORMER Boys’ Brigade officer Porter set up his own club, then took photos of boys in the nude. He was jailed for three months at Paisley Sheriff Court in February, 1995. The salesman, 39, admitted conducting himself in an indecent manner in Argyll and Renfrew-shire between 1985 and 1993.
EVIL minister Robb committed a string of sex offences against young boys. Robb, 54, packed manses in Pollokshields, Glasgow, and Tarbert with model planes, ships and train sets to lure his prey. Once snared, the boys suffered horrific abuse. He was jailed for seven years in 1994 at the High Court in Glasgow.
SHAMED cop Freeburn committed a string of sickening offences against young girls. The 40-year-old got just a year for fondling five girls in their beds at a house in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire. Even his sister, Cathy, 38, blasted the Falkirk Sheriff Court sentence. She said: “It’s bloody ridiculous. It’s not enough.”
FOSTER dad McNally abused four young girls – one in his care while he was a social worker. He was exposed when a 22-year-old woman told police she was abused 10 years earlier when he babysat. McNally and his wife , from Oban, cared for 27 children at their home. He was jailed for three years in 1994.
TWISTED weirdo McDonald stole shoes and clothes from little girls while working in 28 Scots schools as a locksmith. He had three previous convictions for similar offences. The 37-year-old, from East Lothian, stole confidential files on female pupils from more than 25 schools in the area.
SEX beast McKirdy raped a 12-year-old girl but was only jailed for four years. He told the High Court in Edinburgh that he couldn’t remember raping the girl because he had taken drugs. Sick McKirdy, from Paisley, smirked and made obscene gestures as he was driven away to begin his sentence.
BABYSITTER MacPherson tried to rape a four-year-old girl but got only four years jail. The child’s mum ran weeping from the High Court in Edinburgh when the sentence was passed. The 19-year-old pervert had tried to rape the girl at her Aviemore home after telling her he would make her bad dream go away.
BACHELOR Parfitt used his position as a school artist to attack pupils – during lessons. Parfitt, 31, of Cove, Dunbartonshire, worked as a school volunteer for 10 years before his sick attacks on boys and girls came to light. One victim was a seven-year-old boy. He was jailed for five years.
DEVIANT Allan, 49, tried to rape a nurse after being released from jail for a sex attack on a youth. He was jailed for life in 1982 after forcing his way into the 27-year- old sister’s home. In 1978, he got four years after attacking a youth in Jersey. He is a prisoner in Edinburgh but is expected to be released soon.
PERVERT teacher Hutcheson decided on a new career route after being convicted of molesting an 11-year-old girl – writing children’s books. Hutcheson, 58, of Edinburgh, walked free from court in 1994 with 200 hours community service. Parents had complained about him for 15 years.
REILLY’s sordid abuse of three 12-year-old girls left them devasted and one tried suicide several times. The offences only came to light when one of the girls told a teacher, Reilly, of Hamiltonhill, Glasgow, admitted the offences over three years. he was jailed for eight years at the High Court in Edinburgh.
SICK mum-of-two Mills committed sex acts with two boys. She was jailed for two months in 1992 at Hamilton Sheriff Court. Then 38, she assaulted the boys at her home in East Kilbride where she was looking after one of them. Sheriff George Crozier said Mills was guilty of “extremely serious offences”.
PERVERT Cunningham, 53, preyed on little girls in St Andrews. He was jailed for eight years last month for a reign of terror that lasted more than 20 years. Some of his victims – all aged between three and 13 – have been mentally scarred for life. Flasher Cunningham also interfered with some of the 10 girls.
DEAF Duff posed as a priest as he prowled the streets and preyed on young girls. Linlithgow Sheriff Court was told that he refused counselling. Duff, 22, of Livingston, West Lothian, admitted three charges of lewd and libidinous behaviour. He was locked up in a mental hospital in 1995.
FORMER Rangers footballer Watson was jailed in 1992 for five years after abusing three girls. He admitted interfering with them between 1980 and 1990. The judge at the High Court in Edinburgh slammed Watson, 40. He is NOT the Kenny Watson who signed for Rangers in 1975 from Montrose.
DEAF youth leader McMillan sexually abused two teenage boys in his home after meeting them through his work with kids. The Aberdeen man, 28, was put on probation for three years at the High Court in Edinburgh when he appeared for sentence in 1994. He was also ordered to complete 240 hours’ community service.
CARE worker Hogarth, 64, abused six young girls in children’s homes for seven years.
The father of seven from Danderhall, Midlothian, was jailed for three years at the High Court in Edinburgh in 1992. And the judge demanded to know why social workers ignored the complaints of his victims.
YOUNG stalker Sowersby could not control his sexual urges. He attacked a girl of 12 in his home town of Livingston, West Lothian. And just four days later, he dragged another 12-year-old into woods and tried to throttle her. He was jailed for seven years after the High Court in Edinburgh heard he could strike again.
WEIRDO Sean Regan was dubbed The Beast by worried kids in Dundee.
He was jailed for 30 days in 1993 for exposing himself to an eight-year- old girl in a city store.
But when 25-year-old Regan was later rehoused, his new home was just yards away from a nursery school.
GYM coach Allan Young , 54, from Glasgow, was given two years’ probation and 240 hours community service for touching a 10-year-old’s breasts and kissing her in the gym at Rutherglen, near Glasgow. He told her he loved her. He was cleared of abusing three other girls.
TWISTED Dickson, 85, of East Kilbride, became the oldest convict in Scotland when he was jailed last year in Glasgow. He got eight years for raping two young sisters, starting when one was only nine. He was caught after he asked one sister to his diamond wedding, reminding her of her ordeal.