Edinburgh crime: Man who sent photos and videos to ‘teenagers’ online is jailed


Allan McCormick was caught sending photos and videos of his “micro penis” to whom he believed to be three young schoolgirls.

McCormick, 52, also sent girls videos of him urinating into a toilet bowl and performing a solo sex act on him.

But the married father-of-two was trapped by police after it emerged he had come into contact with adult decoys from three Edinburgh-based vigilante gangs.

McCormick was jailed at Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court on Friday

Members of the groups Groom Resistors Scotland, Decoy Scotland and Justice For The Innocent then arranged to meet McCormick during an undercover operation in Glasgow city centre.

Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court heard the meeting was recorded and broadcast live on the three groups’ Facebook pages to thousands of viewers.

McCormick pleaded guilty to three offenses of sending sexual comments and images to people he believed to be children between July and September 2018 when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court on Friday.

Prosecutor Ross Price told the court that a decoy belonging to Groom Resistors Scotland had created an online account on the dating app Waplog in the name of Maddie, 12, from Aberdeen.

The taxman said McCormick, of Newlands, Glasgow, contacted the account and soon began sending indecent messages claiming he was a virgin.

Chats quickly moved to WhatsApp where the sufferer asked the youngster to send him pictures of her breasts and genitals.

McCormick also told ‘Maddie’: “Please email me – you’ll laugh with me, my tiny little thing.

“I woke up yesterday morning and my penis had totally shrunk to less than 1.5 inches and is still the same today.

“It’s the size of a 12-year-old boy.”

McCormick also sends “Maddie” messages encouraging her to masturbate.

The court was told McCormick then made contact with “13-year-old Connie,” who was an adult decoy from the Decoy Central organization.

He sent the account numerous pictures of his penis and videos of him performing solo sex acts as well as a recording of him urinating in the toilet.

McCormick also made contact with a third adult decoy from Justice for the Innocent, believing it to be a 12-year-old child named Chelsea.

The court heard he had sent several photos of his “flaccid and erect penis” as well as videos of him masturbating.

McCormick was then lured to a meeting with the bands in Glasgow after a decoy posed as a 22-year-old woman who wanted to date him.

But when he showed up for the September 2018 meet, the group live-streamed the sting to their Facebook followers and contacted the police.

Defense lawyer Sinead Corrigan told the court that her client suffered from heart problems and had been to hospital several times over the past year.

The attorney said she would reserve all of her mitigating measures for the sentencing hearing.

Sheriff Daniel Kelly said: ‘I will adjourn the case for a social work report. This means you will need to see a social worker and talk to them.

“So far you have been out on bail, but you have now pleaded guilty to three serious counts and there is a risk of reoffending, so you will be remanded in custody.”

The sheriff put McCormick on the sex offender registry and postponed the full sentence until later this month.


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