Sunday 18 March 2018

Notorious Irish paedophile caught with banned devices in Scotland

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A well-known Irish paedophile has been given a three-month sentence in Scotland after being caught in possession of banned devices.

Anthony Luckwill received widespread coverage in the media after being released from a jail term imposed for sexually assaulting young boys after he posed as a TV casting agent.

The predatory paedophile, previously branded "a grave risk to society" by an Irish judge, has a long history of convictions across Ireland and the UK.

Yesterday, Luckwill appeared in court at Dunfermline Sheriff Court after he was caught with a camera, a laptop and a mobile phone at a hotel in Fife in Scotland in June.

Under the terms of the Sex Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) placed on Luckwill in the UK 10 years ago, he is banned from owning these devices.

Luckwill admitted to owning the devices and he was sentenced to three months yesterday by Sheriff Alison McKay. The devices were also forfeited to the court.

He is already serving a 10-month sentence handed down last month in connection with this breach of the SOPO.

At a previous hearing in June, the court heard that Luckwill left Ireland in May and moved to Scotland.

Luckwill, originally from Dublin, has numerous convictions for child-related sex offences in Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands.

In 2012, he was jailed for five months after arriving in Guernsey and trying to lure a 14-year-old boy to his hotel room.

In June 2013, he was jailed for four-and-a-half years in Ireland for sexually assaulting two boys who thought they were going to TV auditions.

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