February 08, 2005

Parish priest admits taking 4,000 child-porn pictures

News & Star

By staff reporter

A 61-YEAR-OLD parish priest has been placed on the sex offenders’ register after admitting taking or making more than 4,000 indecent photographs of children.

Father George Stuart Campbell, who stood down from his duties at St. Columba’s in Annan last June, made a brief appearance in the dock before Sheriff Kenneth Barr at Dumfries.

He admitted that over a 15-month period to last June he took or permitted to be taken or made 4,070 indecent or pseudo-photographs of youngsters at Scotts Street, Annan. The case was continued for background reports to March 2.

Father Campbell, who converted to Catholicism after several years as Scottish Episcopal Church minister at Greyfriars in Kirkcudbright, was caught after information was passed on by the FBI.

Posted by kshaw at February 8, 2005 07:36 AM