Child Porn Suspect on Church Bell-Ringing Trip

April 7, 2009

POLICE raided the home of an alleged paedophile only to find he was on a bell-ringing trip with his church.

A trial heard that Neil Campbell, 46, also helped look after children of all ages at an after-school club at Jordanhill Parish Church.

Police found images in a plastic bag in the back of Campbell's wardrobe, said Detective Constable Stephen Quinn.

The jury also saw records of e-mail and chat-log exchanges between Campbell and two men who are beside him in the dock.

Cake firm manager Neil Campbell, 46, of Glasgow, is on trial alongside engineer Neil Strachan, 41, and James Rennie, ex-chief executive of LGBT Youth Scotland, both from Edinburgh; Colin Slaven, 23, also of Edinburgh; bank worker Ross Webber, 27, of North Berwick, East Lothian; insurance claims adjuster Craig Boath, 24, of Dundee; civil servant John Milligan, 40, of Glasgow and John Murphy, 44, of Glasgow. All deny charges alleging possession and distribution of child porn. Strachan, Rennie, Webber, Boath, Campbell and Milligan also deny a conspiracy to participate in the sexual abuse of children.

Strachan, Slaven and Rennie also deny serious sexual offences against very young children.


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