Friday, January 04, 2013

Ex Crown Office Fiscal charged with Child Porn offences back in court over bail condition breach

crown officeCrown Office HQ, Chambers Street Edinburgh A  FORMER PROCURATOR FISCAL DEPUTE who served under ex-Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini (nee McPhilomy) at Scotland’s Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and who escaped prosecution for earlier charges of indecency with a prostitute and is now facing charges in connection with downloading child pornography has allegedly breached a bail condition.

Stuart MacFarlane, 44, appeared at Paisley Sheriff Court on December 31, charged with downloading indecent images of children and was granted bail.

The ex-fiscal was given a number of special conditions including that he must surrender his passport, not live with anyone under 16 or access the internet.

But, he was arrested and brought from Cathcart police office to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court last week. It is alleged he breached one of his bail conditions by using a Blackberry mobile phone.

He made no plea or declaration and was granted bail, it is not known when his next court appearance will be.

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