A PAEDOPHILE caught with nearly 100 sick child abuse images and 10 different Facebook accounts has died in prison after he was caged for two years for repeat-offending. 

Graham Scobie, 52, was caged for 26 months and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years the day lockdown was announced last year [Monday, March 23] after previously dodging jail.

Scobie who was a prisoner of HMP Dumfries was found dead earlier in the month with a Fatal Accident Inquiry to be held in due course.

A sheriff previously branded Scobie “unmanageable” before sending him to prison for possessing more child abuse images in breach of his strict court order imposed to protect the public.

Scobie also failed to inform police he had a Skype profile – in the name Joe Bloggs – and was also a member of a website called Chaturbate.

The former Dickson Drive resident, last residing in Church Street, Kilwinning was spared jail, and placed on a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) in February last year, after he was caught with 90 sick images and horrific films of children being abused

The Times reported last year how Scobie was a risk to children through putting himself in situations where he could come in contact with them, spending his days watching pornography and performing sex acts on himself.

At the time, Procurator Fiscal Depute Kirsty Urquhart said: “He has admitted to accessing and sharing material for some time. He has admitted to having deviant sexual interests, in particular an interest in young teenage boys.

“He has victim access. He goes out most days and travels to Glasgow from Irvine when he spends his days walking around parks, Kelvingrove Park in particular, and going to museums.

“He repeatedly puts himself in situations where he could come in to contact with children.

“His laptop has been examined by police and there is evidence that he accessed porn on a daily basis, especially barely legal and young males.

“He has 10 separate Facebook accounts with different profile pictures and names.

“His friends on all of them are all male. Some are young adult males who look very young. “He confirmed to officers that he engaged in sexual chat with some of these friends.”

When he was sentenced last year, his defence solicitor said: “Mr Scobie accepts that he was wrong in his conduct – though the [social work] report does not accord with that

She added: “He is vulnerable and requires help with many aspects of his life.”

His lawyer urged the sheriff to give credit to the early timing of his guilty plea, but added: 'There is nothing more I can say’.

Before sending him back to custody, Sheriff Shirley Foran told the ‘unmanageable’ paedophile that there was ‘no value in considering a community disposal’, adding ‘you’ve been on orders – any community-based disposal is no longer available’.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Prison Service said: "Graham Robert Scobie, 52, a prisoner from HMP Dumfries has died on April 11, 2021.

"He was convicted at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court in 2020. Police Scotland have been advised and the matter reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

"A Fatal Accident Inquiry will be held in due course."