Waterfoot child porn pervert posed as teenage lesbian

First published in Waterfoot by , Court reporter

A PERVERT who had child porn on his computer had an online fantasy life as a 15-year-old lesbian, a court was told.

Geoffrey McDonnell, 59, who also posed as two other fictitious girls, was to tell police he invented lesbian Shannon to talk to other girls on the internet but claimed it was not for sexual reasons.

McDonnell, who was living in Waterfoot with his partner, immediately owned up about his double life when officers raided his home in December last year, Burnley Crown Court heard.

The hearing was told McDonnell, who didn't dare go out after his actions became public knowledge, said he became Shannon to talk to other young girls about concerns over their sexuality.

He had stopped using the computer two nights before police turned up, after a male sent him obscene pictures of himself and it scared him off.

The defendant had nine indecent images of children on his computer, one of them a level four DVD of two girls committing sex acts and the other eight pictures were at level one and two.

He told police he got the pictures of girls off a photo sharing site.

McDonnell, of Burnley Road East, admitted six counts of making an indecent photo of a child and one allegation of possessing an indecent photo of a child. He had no previous convictions.

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The defendant was given a two year community order, with two years supervision, to include sex offender group therapy sessions.

He received a five year sexual offences prevention order to control his internet use and which bans him from communicating online with anyone he knows or believes to be under 16.

McDonnell was ordered to sign the sex offenders' register for five years.

David Bentley, prosecuting, said police went to the defendant's home, last December 12 and he told them :" I have just been stupid.

I pretended to be a young girl, a lesbian. I didn't really mean anything by it. I know I shouldn't do this. It's silly."

John Woodward, for McDonnell, said he was distraught about his behaviour and regretted it.

Sentencing, Judge Beverley Lunt said: "You have perverted thinking, there is no doubt about it, and that needs to be addressed by professionals."

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11:20am Thu 15 Dec 11

BacupBoy says...

No wonder he didn't dare go out !
No wonder he didn't dare go out ! BacupBoy
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12:13pm Thu 15 Dec 11

'Kean on getting out..! says...

BacupBoy wrote:
No wonder he didn't dare go out !
I think the punishment should be to spend the night with some real big
barely fully grown lesbo's loaded with an 18inch strap-on each a roll of duct tape and a bag of rocksalt for lube..
[quote][p][bold]BacupBoy[/bold] wrote: No wonder he didn't dare go out ![/p][/quote]I think the punishment should be to spend the night with some real big barely fully grown lesbo's loaded with an 18inch strap-on each a roll of duct tape and a bag of rocksalt for lube.. 'Kean on getting out..!
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1:11pm Thu 15 Dec 11

Your ferret stinks says...

'Kean on getting out..! wrote:
BacupBoy wrote: No wonder he didn't dare go out !
I think the punishment should be to spend the night with some real big barely fully grown lesbo's loaded with an 18inch strap-on each a roll of duct tape and a bag of rocksalt for lube..
Your as perverted as he is!
[quote][p][bold]'Kean on getting out..![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BacupBoy[/bold] wrote: No wonder he didn't dare go out ![/p][/quote]I think the punishment should be to spend the night with some real big barely fully grown lesbo's loaded with an 18inch strap-on each a roll of duct tape and a bag of rocksalt for lube..[/p][/quote]Your as perverted as he is! Your ferret stinks
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1:15pm Thu 15 Dec 11

cat woman says...

He had stopped using the computer two nights before police turned up, after a male sent him obscene pictures of himself and it scared him off. - Did he ever give a thought to how the girls he was talking to might feel if they found out they were talking to a 59yr old man? I doubt it!

" I know I shouldn't do this. It's silly" - no it's not silly, it's disgusting, dishonest and wrong!
He had stopped using the computer two nights before police turned up, after a male sent him obscene pictures of himself and it scared him off. - Did he ever give a thought to how the girls he was talking to might feel if they found out they were talking to a 59yr old man? I doubt it! " I know I shouldn't do this. It's silly" - no it's not silly, it's disgusting, dishonest and wrong! cat woman
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2:25pm Thu 15 Dec 11

Centaur says...

Carpet munchers again!

No wonder the place is full of perverts!
Carpet munchers again! No wonder the place is full of perverts! Centaur
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3:19pm Thu 15 Dec 11

the_truth_is_out_there_! says...

What is it with some blokes in the UK? Is it me or is this becoming a daily occurence? They're born and bred here so what's the solution?
What is it with some blokes in the UK? Is it me or is this becoming a daily occurence? They're born and bred here so what's the solution? the_truth_is_out_there_!
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6:36am Fri 16 Dec 11

Aslam Hussain says...

A very harsh sentence , its really going to put other Perverts off isn't it ?
Can you smell the Sarcasm ?!
A very harsh sentence , its really going to put other Perverts off isn't it ? Can you smell the Sarcasm ?! Aslam Hussain
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