A predatory paedophile who recorded his abuse of young girls has been jailed for more than ten years.
Andrew Fraser filmed and photographed some of his sex crimes which police found among a hoard of child pornography he had amassed. More than 110,000 indecent images of children and over a thousand pieces of footage were recovered from his computer equipment.
A judge told Fraser, 64, at the High Court in Edinburgh: “You have an enduring sexual attraction to young girls on which you have acted repeatedly.”
Lord Beckett said Fraser had carried out “an extraordinary campaign” of abuse and had engineered opportunities to access children and planned how he would initiate his crimes and cover them up.
The judge yesterday jailed Fraser, formerly of Queensberry Street, Annan, in Dumfries and Galloway, for a total of ten years and two months and he was placed on the sex offenders register indefinitely. Lord Beckett also ordered that Fraser be kept under supervision for a further four years for public protection.
The judge said that he took into account that Fraser’s guilty pleas had spared victims having to give evidence at a trial.
Fraser had originally faced a total of 55 charges but earlier pleaded guilty to 17 charges of indecent behaviour, sexual assault and possessing and downloading indecent photographs. He abused 12 girls between 1991 and 2015 — the youngest aged six. He got some of the children to pose for him and abused others while sleeping.
Stephen McCloy, advocate depute, said police raided Fraser’s home after a tip-off in June last year.
Shelagh McCall, QC, for the defence, said that Fraser had told her in plain terms that he was a paedophile and needed help. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/paedophile-who-filmed-abuse-jailed-mf5lc3jc3