Cor­nelius Conn – Aberdeen 

Aberdeen dad jailed for almost two years for possession of animal and child abuse images. 

April 2017

An Aberdeen dad has been jailed for almost two years after being caught with thousands of images of child and animal porn. 

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/1216531/aberdeen-dad-jailed-for-almost-two-years-for-possession-of-animal-and-child-porn/

February 2017 trial…. 

An Aberdeen dad has been caught with thou­sands of child porn images as well as footage of adults in­volved in sex acts with an­i­mals, in­clud­ing a snake and a dol­phin.

Cor­nelius Conn, a con­victed cannabis pro­ducer, down­loaded more than 8,000 il­licit pic­tures on to his home com­puter and two lap­tops over a three­year pe­riod.

The sick haul of porno­graphic pho­to­graphs in­volved chil­dren, mostly girls aged be­tween one and 15 years old and adults.

More than four hours of sex­u­ally ex­plicit footage was also un­cov­ered by of­fi­cers.

A sep­a­rate stash of an­i­mal pornog­ra­phy in­cluded pho­tos and footage of hu­mans en­gaged in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity with an­i­mals, in­clud­ing dogs, horses, a snake and a dol­phin.

The court heard po­lice raided Conn’s Rose­mount Place flat in Aberdeen af­ter re­ceiv­ing a tip-off from spe­cial­ist child pro­tec­tion of­fi­cers.

The court heard po­lice raided Conn’s Rose­mount Place flat in Aberdeen af­ter re­ceiv­ing a tip-off from spe­cial­ist child pro­tec­tion of­fi­cers.

And yes­ter­day the 46year-old ap­peared at the city’s sher­iff court and ad­mit­ted down­load­ing the ma­te­rial be­tween March 3, 2013 and Fe­bru­ary 1 last year.

He fur­ther ad­mit­ted pos­sess­ing “ex­treme porno­graphic” images of hu­mans and an­i­mals.

His not-guilty plea to a third charge of pos­sess­ing child pornog­ra­phy, dat­ing back to Oc­to­ber 2007, was ac­cepted by the Crown.

Fis­cal de­pute Alan Townsend said Conn, who was con­victed of grow­ing 50 cannabis plants worth as much as £45,000 in 2014, de­nied all knowl­edge of the sick­en­ing stash of pornog­ra­phy when he was ques­tioned by po­lice.

How­ever, he ad­mit­ted he was the sole user of the ma­chine on which the images were stored.

How­ever, he ad­mit­ted he was the sole user of the ma­chine on which the images were stored.

And when Conn was first charged he sim­ply re­sponded: “It’s nuts but what can I say.”

Rep­re­sent­ing the re­peat of­fender, so­lic­i­tor Laura Gra­cie said her client, who has two young chil­dren with his part­ner, was “keen to re­main on bail” while so­cial work­ers pre­pare a re­port on the back­ground of the case.

Sher­iff Graeme Napier de­ferred sen­tenc­ing Conn while the so­cial work depart­ment es­tab­lishes “what threat Conn poses” to young chil­dren and wider so­ci­ety.

He said: “These are se­ri­ous of­fences, it is quite likely a cus­to­dial sen­tence will be im­posed. But I won’t pre­judge the re­ports.”

The case has been ad­journed un­til April 7.

Conn was placed on the sex of­fend­ers regis­ter while re­ports are pre­pared. He was re­leased on bail.

Conn was placed on the sex of­fend­ers regis­ter while re­ports are pre­pared. He was re­leased on bail.

“He ad­mit­ted he was the sole user of the ma­chine with the images”

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-press-and-journal-aberdeen/20170224/281595240304243

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