Stenhousemuir paedophile caught with thousands of child porn images and videos

Police caught and caged an offender who had stored thousands of pictures and videos of child pornography on multiple devices.

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 4:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 5:59 pm

Alan Chalmers (40), from Stenhousemuir, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court earlier today to answer for his crimes..

He admitted possessing multiple devices and USB’s which contained thousands of indecent images of children created between January 2019 and May 2019.

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Detective chief inspector Richard Banks, of the National Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said: “Chalmers acted with no regard to the young victims in the images and videos he was viewing and was under the mistaken belief the internet would provide him with anonymity and would prevent him being caught.

Stenhousemuir paedophile Alan Chalmers was sentenced at Falkirk Sheriff Court
Stenhousemuir paedophile Alan Chalmers was sentenced at Falkirk Sheriff Court

“Our investigation and today’s result proves he was wrong. Any form of child sexual abuse is a serious criminal offence and is a priority for Police Scotland.”

Chalmers was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.