Thursday 22 February 2018

Newlywed dad-to-be fired from warden role after using Facebook to 'prey on' inmates' wives

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

A newlywed prison officer with a baby on the way has been fired from his role after a number of woman complained that he was sending them inappropriate messages on Facebook.

Warden Cameron MacKie is alleged to have collected personal details of inmates' wives and partners while on visitor reception at Scotland's HMP Grampian prison and then contacted them on Facebook and via text.

Vicky Irvine(21), who met MacKie while visiting her partner Liam Donald(22), reported the messages to prison bosses and MacKie was suspended.

A close friend told the Record that Irvine had "been sending her stuff on Facebook".

"He would always tell her not to mention the texts to Liam".

"She said there were two other victims that she has spoken personally to, both of whom got the same messages through Facebook".

"Vicky wanted nothing to do with the guy".

"He was targeting other young partners of prisoners and they were all pretty blondes".

An unnamed inmate told The Record that "word got out" about MacKie's behaviour.

"It’s bad enough for the cons to think that their partners might be going out at the weekends and meeting other guys – but to think they are being preyed on by wardens in the jail is beyond the pale".

"He crossed a line and he was playing with people’s lives so he got what he deserved".

MacKie married his partner in May and they are expecting a baby. He has denied all allegations made by Irvine.

"I explained to work that I was trying to contact somebody else on Facebook but I made a mistake".

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