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Harlow man jailed over child and animal porn offences

By Harlow Star  |  Posted: November 14, 2012

David Scally

David Scally

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A HARLOW man is today (Wednesday, November 14) starting a 28-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to child and animal porn offences.

David Scally, of Park Court, was jailed at Chelmsford Crown Court earlier today and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.

The 34-year-old was also handed a 10-year Sex Offenders Prevention Order.

The court heard he was arrested at his home address in March this year.

In June, he was charged with two counts of distributing indecent images of children, three counts of making indecent photographs of children and two counts of possessing pornographic images of sexual intercourse with animals.

He had pleaded guilty to all the offences, which were committed in 2011, at an earlier hearing.

Speaking outside the court, investigating officer Ds Ian Collins said: “This is another positive result at court for the online protection team.

“This sex offender will now have the opportunity to gain the help needed for his addiction. Once he is released from prison he will be monitored by the Dangerous Offender Unit and have restrictions on his usage of the internet as part of his SOPO order.”

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  • Harlow Star  |  December 12 2012, 3:33AM

    Family members know his past that u don't dan. I don't need to say anymore. U sicken me that u can't understand there are loads that u don't know an will never know. Find something better to do with your time then picking holes in something you know **** all about

  • Harlow Star  |  December 10 2012, 4:02PM

    Well put Dan !

  • Harlow Star  |  December 09 2012, 9:39AM

    think everyone in harlow would agree . if he had 3000 images of children, then this is obviousbly more than an undercover vigilante lol !! he must of been collecting them for some time for his own sick needs. how could anyone fall for this absurd excuse!! he would of been more beilievable saying darren brown brainwashed him to do it. 3000 for god sake, wake up family members the man is sickening. lock him up for life

  • Harlow Star  |  December 07 2012, 10:19AM

    As a fire safetly officer i think we should all take a big step back from the flames and let the dust settle - remember there is no smoke without fire and fire burns smoke kills - be safe !!!

  • Harlow Star  |  December 06 2012, 6:48PM

    Well lee and Shaun...I really don't give two tosses what you think to be perfectly honest. You can do one.

  • Harlow Star  |  December 05 2012, 3:08AM

    I don't care whether he was abused or not, I simply don't believe he collected over 3000 images of children being sexually abused to take revenge on the person that abused him, I believe it's simply a bad excuse. The only biased party here is you, you're blind and naive to it because you want to be, you want to believe he was just innocently trying to take revenge on someone that abused him, but to anyone who isn't wearing rose tinted glasses the truth is obvious. Caught with over 3000 pictures of children being abused, I'm sure that took some time to collect and to also get caught.

  • Harlow Star  |  December 04 2012, 5:10PM

    Look at the end of the day everyone knows whats right from wrong. I Know peopel that have been abused and they would never do this kind of disgusting thing as they are fully aware wahats right and worng. You can't use his past as his excuse because at the end of the day you change the future. Your right I don't know the full story but like I said I know peopl ethat has been trhough it. I'm sorry to say but he is just as bad as his abuser that done this to him in the first place it's disgusting. Can't believe people like this even exsist. And as for all of you making your excuses for him.. you basically condoning the situation by saying it's not his fault when it clearly is.

  • Harlow Star  |  November 30 2012, 6:17PM

    First off thank you to anon for being understandable and supporting family and friends of David as this is a stressful time and appreciating the circumstances behind David's clearly misguided actions. @ dan for thinking these defensive comments are all one family member under different aliases...you need to grow up and understand that David has more support then you will ever know. @ lee...u have no idea what thoughts were going through David's head and the abuse he did suffer had caused him to think that he was doing the right thing so unless the same has happened to u then you can never comprehend how traumatic the events leading up to this has effected David. Also his family does know his past abuse and therefore appreciate and know what he has gone through...u do not, so until u do then u should concern yourself with yourself and know that there are real reasons why David did what he did @ j...u are right. David did make some stupid choices but because of his abuse he thought this was the right thing to have to do. Further proof of how his experiences have clouded his judgement. @ Shaun...yes, David does know there are better ways to deal with his past and he now is paying the price for his mistakes. Unfortunate that those that abused him never got the justice they deserved. David is now paying for the treatment he received as a child as an adult. No one has ever said what David did was right but at the same time he has lived with this for years. I do hope he gets the help he needs to be able to cope with the things that were inflicted on him and hopefully he will be a better person because of it... I would also appreciate people stop slagging off family and friends that are trying to support David here. It is fine to have your own opinions but please STOP passing judgement on his friends and family for giving the support that they feel is required in his defence...as u would do the same if u were in their position and knew the WHOLE story.

  • Harlow Star  |  November 29 2012, 2:48PM

    even he must understand that there are better ways to get revenge than this.

  • Harlow Star  |  November 26 2012, 9:13PM

    Wow this is so wrong....understandable family want to back him up but as people are saying you don't get prison time and on the sex offenders for just being stupid...tbh people like this belong behind bar's

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