A PEDOPHILE caught with nearly 100 images of abuse of sick children and 10 different Facebook accounts has died in prison after being jailed for two years for recidivism.
Graham Scobie, 52, was caged for 26 months and listed on the sex offender registry for 10 years on the day the lockdown was announced last year [Monday, March 23] after having previously dodged prison.
Scobie who was a prisoner of HMP Dumfries was found dead earlier in the month with a fatal crash investigation to be held in due course.
A sheriff previously called Scobie “unmanageable” before sending him to jail for possessing more child abuse images in violation of his strict court order imposed to protect the public.
Scobie also failed to inform police that he had a Skype profile – on behalf of Joe Bloggs – and was also a member of a website called Chaturbate.
The former Dickson Drive resident, last residing in Church Street, Kilwinning was spared jail and placed on a Sexual Offenses Prevention Order (SOPO) in February last year, after being caught with 90 sick images and horrific films of abused children.
The Times reported last year how Scobie posed a risk to children by putting himself in situations where he could come into contact with them, spending his days watching pornography and engaging in sexual acts.
At the time, Assistant Finance Attorney Kirsty Urquhart said, “He admitted to viewing and sharing material for some time. He admitted to having deviant sexual interests, particularly an interest in young teens.
“He has access to the victims. He goes out almost every day and makes his way to Glasgow from Irvine when he spends his days walking through parks, especially Kelvingrove Park, and visiting museums.
“He repeatedly puts himself in situations where he could come into contact with children.
“His laptop has been examined by the police and there is evidence that he accessed porn on a daily basis, especially from barely legal men and young men.
“He has 10 separate Facebook accounts with different profile photos and names.
“His friends on each of them are all male. Some are young adult males who look very young. “He confirmed to officers that he had had a sexual conversation with some of these friends.”
When he was convicted last year, his defense attorney said: “Mr Scobie admits he was wrong in his conduct – although the [social work] report does not agree with that
She added: “He is vulnerable and needs help in many areas of his life.”
His lawyer urged the sheriff to give credit early in his guilty plea, but added: “I can’t say anything more.”
Before returning him to custody, Sheriff Shirley Foran told the “unmanageable” pedophile that there was “no value in considering a community provision”, adding “you have been ordered – no community provision is no longer available “.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Prison Service said: “Graham Robert Scobie, 52, a prisoner from HMP Dumfries died on April 11, 2021.
“He was convicted by the Kilmarnock Sheriff Court in 2020. Scottish Police have been notified and the case has been reported to the tax prosecutor.
“A fatal accident investigation will be held in due course.”