November 2019

Dundee pervert who sexually abused three-year-old girl back in jail for accessing internet

James Boyack

A pervert pensioner previously jailed for superimposing his face onto images of child sex abuse has been returned to prison.

Convicted child abuser James Boyack is back behind bars after breaching the terms of his sexual offences prevention order, which was imposed in 2018.

Boyack was not supposed to own any devices capable of accessing the internet without permission from Police Scotland’s offender management unit.

But he admitted being caught with two mobile phones and an Apple Macbook at his home on Lyon Street in July.

The order was designed with a string of conditions including preventing Boyack from contacting children unless the contact was inadvertent or unavoidable.

The 73-year-old was previously sentenced to 12 months in prison in 2016 for possessing sick images of children being abused, some of which he had photoshopped to feature himself.

In 1998, Boyack was jailed for 36 months for sexually abusing a three-year-old girl.

Dundee Sheriff Court heard Boyack had tried to call the offender management unit because he wanted to trade in his tablet for a Macbook so he could access more storage.

He also didn’t tell them about two mobile phones he had in his possession.

Boyack pleaded guilty to breaching the order by possessing the devices between July 19-30 at his home address.

Before jailing Boyack for 15 months, Sheriff Carmichael said: “These conditions are put in place specifically for the purpose of protecting the public.

“You have breached this order and there is no alternative but a custodial sentence.”

May 2016

Dundee man who imposed his face on to child abuse images jailed

An already convicted paedophile who superimposed his own face onto sick child sex abuse pictures has been jailed.

E-crime officers discovered hundreds of indecent images and videos after raiding James Boyack’s homes in Dundee’s Clepington Road and then Bannockburn Road in Stirling.

They included horrific bestiality images showing women having sex with dogs, horses and octopuses

Further sickening images showing children being sexually abused were found, including pictures where Boyack had digitally added his face over the top of the men seen in the images.

The offences come 18 years after he Boyack – who has described himself as “a monster” – was convicted of almost identical crimes.

At Dundee Sheriff Court, the 70-year-old, now of Inverness, pled guilty on indictment to charges under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act, which included downloading indecent images and extreme pornographic images between December 2012 and June 2015.

The court was told that the internet search history of his laptop was consistent with his having “actively searched for indecent images of children”

He accepted that his behaviour unnaceptable and made a plea for help.

Sheriff Lorna Drummond QC jailed Boyack for 12 months and imposed a two-year extended sentence, meaning he will be monitored in the community upon his release.

He was placed on the sex offenders register for ten years.

In 1998, Boyack received a two-and-a-half year jail term for sexually abusing a three-year-old girl and taking videos of unsuspecting children, which he then turned into “vile and disgusting” indecent images.

April 2016

Convicted paedophile superimposed his face on images of men sexually abusing children

A convicted paedophile who superimposed his face on images of men sexually abusing young children is today facing jail.

James Boyack, who served time for sexually abusing a three-year-old girl in 1998, also collected graphic bestiality pictures.

Police raided his home Dundee’s Clepington Road and found hundreds of indecent images and videos – including horrific bestiality images showing women having sex with dogs, horses and octopuses.

Further sickening images showing children being sexually abused were found, including pictures where Boyack had digitally added his face over the top of the men seen in the images.

Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson told Dundee Sheriff Court that following his arrest in October 2014 Boyack moved to Stirling’s Bannockburn Road.

He was then raided again in June last year – and was again found in possession of child sexual abuse.

Boyack’s twisted offences come 18 years after he was convicted of almost identical crimes.

In 1998 he received a two-and-a-half year jail term for abusing a three-year-old girl and making “composite” photographs by taking videos of unsuspecting children and turning them into “vile and disgusting” pornographic images.

Boyack rocked back and forth on his seat in the dock as Miss Robertson told the court: “He fully admitted having downloaded indecent images of children.

“He stated that this behaviour made him feel ashamed and that he would frequently wipe his computer’s memory to remove the temptation, before downloading further images.

“In total, across the eight devices seized across the two loci, were 194 indecent images and 18 indecent videos of children, as well as 262 extreme pornographic images were recovered.

“There were 97 images and 18 videos at category A, 43 images were at category B and 54 images were at category C.

“The indecent images of children had been downloaded between December 9 2012 and June 17 2015.

“The extreme pornographic images had been downloaded between June 8 2014 and October 27 2014.

Miss Robertson added: “The internet search history of the laptop was consistent with the accused actively searching for indecent images of children.”

Boyack, 70, now of Inverness, pleaded guilty on indictment to charges under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act.

Sheriff Lorna Drummond QC deferred sentence until next month for social work background reports and released him on bail ahead of sentencing.

She said: “These are serious matters particularly because you have a previous conviction for the same thing.

“That was some time ago, in 1998, but nonetheless it is a very serious matter.”
Boyack was placed on the sex offenders’ register meantime.

In his 1998 offence appeal judges were told Boyack “regarded himself as a ‘monster'”.