John MacAulay

John MacAulay, a male transvestite, was convicted of possessing indecent images of children in 2013. MacAulay, 63, was placed on the sex offender’s register and sentencing was deferred at Dumbarton Sheriff Court pending a psychologist’s report.

Despite breaching bail conditions (by possessing a mobile phone capable of accessing the internet) MacAulay escaped a prison sentence and received a community supervision order for two years and ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work. He was also made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order for seven years which bans him from having any unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 16.

Local police searched MacAulay’s home computer after receiving information from the Metropolitan Police regarding someone using the name “Victoria Seasons”. They identified 350 indecent images featuring both male and female children with an age range of approximately four to 14, sixty of which were of the two most serious levels.

MacAulay told police his wife knew “nothing” about the computer and did not use it before telling officers how Victoria Seasons was his “alter ego” and he was “a transsexual”.

While on bail MacAulay attended hospital citing suicidal feelings and it was reported that he had become a “complete social pariah” and had been cut off from friends and highlighted the impact his offending had had on his family. The court also heard his car had been torched and that a previously imposed court order had forbidden him from seeing his grandchildren who had previously stayed with him and his wife. His lawyer added that “he has had enormous difficulties coping with the consequences of his actions.”

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