Police condemn actions of two Falkirk area online paedophiles

Police Scotland has gone on the record to welcome the conviction and condemn the actions of two local online sex predators who both set their sights on young children.

Ryan Evans (26), of Langlees, was sentenced to 20 months in prison at Falkirk Sheriff Court yesterday for possessing hundreds of indecent images and videos of children.

Detective Inspector Adrian Ure, of Police Scotland’s National Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said: “Evans’ online behaviour showed complete disregard for the child victims depicted in the videos and images he was viewing.

“He believed the internet would provide anonymity and allow him to undertake his offending undetected, however, as a result of our investigation, he will now rightly face the consequences of his actions.”

Police Scotland has condemned the actions of two online child sex predators from the Falkirk area

At Falkirk Sheriff Court a week earlier Grangemouth man David Rossetter (47) was sentenced for attempting to communicate sexually with a child for the purposes of obtaining sexual gratification or of humiliating, distressing or alarming her.Rossetter was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work, ordered to place his name on the sex offenders register and made subject to three years of supervision under the Moving Forward, Making Changes programme.

He was also placed on the Scottish Government’s list of people unsuitable to work with children or vulnerable adults.

Responding to the sentencing of Rossetter, a Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police Scotland is committed to tackling all form of sexual abuse including online offending. Our campaign get Help or Get Caught – Online Sexual Abuse, targets sexual predators who abuse and groom children online.

“The campaign warns them to stop and encourages them to seek help via Stop it Now Scotland.”

Langlees man Ryan Evans was sentence to prison for his offending