November 2016

Pervert who was caught with depraved images avoids prison

A paedophile who was caught with perverse images of beastiality and indecent images of children has avoided prison

Steven Robert McGarrity, 48 of Liverpool appeared at Liverpool Crown Court for sentencing after previously pleading guilty to:

  • Possession of extreme pornographic images – act of intercourse/oral sex with a dead/live animal

  • Three counts of making indecent images of children

  • Possession of indecent images of children

The court was told that the beastiality images involved a horse engaged in sexual activity with a human. The child sexual abuse images covered all levels of indecency including category A – showing the rape or torture of children.

The judge handed McGarrity a six month prison sentence which was suspended for two years

A seven year sexual harm prevention order was imposed and he was told to complete a 35 day rehabilitation activity course

McGarrity was told that he must also register as a sex offender for seven years