Provert, one of Scotland’s worst pedophiles, was jailed after changing his identity to cover up his past.
Steven McDonald, 55, changed his legal name for just .4 42.44 to become a respected family man and business owner.
His ill-conceived plan allowed him to hide his criminal background and gain access to the child of a new business partner who had no idea who he really was.
And McDonald’s – formerly known as Steven Perry – was even able to get in with a woman and her baby, even though she was being monitored despite violating strict court rules.
However, Sheriff Richard MacFarlane sentenced McDonald to 232 days in Dundee Sheriff’s Court, after noticing that social workers still considered him a serious threat to the public.
The court was told that McDonald’s, who is currently in prison for sexual offenses, violated several strict terms of the Sexual Offenses Prevention Order.
Sheriff McFarlane said: “You don’t see yourself posing a threat to anyone. The authors of the report are concerned about you.
“They see you as a threat to the community. What you need is not rocket science.”
The court first heard that McDonald paid .4 42.44 to legally change his name after being jailed for several high-profile sexual offenses, including a record of child abuse photos and videos.
Using his new name, he was living with a woman and her child – in violation of his SOPO – when social workers found out he had a new identity.
His latest offense came to light more than a year later under his new guise, when he had to change his banking details due to his updated nickname.
He pleaded guilty to a number of offenses, including child molestation and violating the Sexual Offenses Prevention Order.
Solicitor Scott Norie told the court: “Mr McDonald has recently undergone a legal name change. His previous name was Perry.
“Despite his failures, he has accepted. He has tried to make a new life. The name change is probably a sign of that.”
“It can also be interpreted as an attempt to hide oneself because in the past it has been negatively publicized due to previous convictions.”
McDonald, from Montreux, admitted that he failed to meet the sex offender notification requirements by holding a Barclays MasterCard between May 1, 2019 and November 19, 2020.
He confessed to breaking contact with children by spending time with the business partner’s six-year-old son several times between September 2019 and November last year.
The business associate, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “We were both building a house when plain clothes officers came and asked him to come with them.
“He just left without asking, which I thought was strange. It was a shock to find out what he was involved in. I spoke to the police when he was arrested.
“They searched for everything I had – my car and the van he drove, the devices and things like that. Everyone knows he worked with me and people asked if I knew about it. Am
“Of course I didn’t know about it. He wasn’t close to my children to do anything but he worked for other people who have children.
“He seemed like a nice and friendly man. I met him through Facebook. He worked with me and met a lot of people through work. I think he was able to connect with people. Was able. “
McDonald also admitted that he broke the SOPO by having an affair with a 39-year-old woman in Aberdeen and Birchin without informing the Criminal Management Unit.
It was a relationship that McDonald’s had already begun, shortly after the woman gave birth to a child with another man. He broke the terms of the SOPO by constantly contacting the child.
Eventually, it broke the stringent order – placed for the public’s effort and protection – to own a TV portal TV device last November.
He once again failed to report the culprit to the management unit, claiming that he had bought it for his dying mother in Tenerife.
The court was told that a search of McDonald’s home was conducted on suspicion that he had child pornography and that a bank card with his new name had been discovered.
Deputy Finance Minister Laura Apastolova said McDonald’s was running a building company under his new name and regularly spent time with a young son at a partner’s house.
Although he knew he was forbidden to have contact with children, Pedo spent time alone with the boy when he showed him his new Minecraft game.
He said McDonald’s had an affair with a woman in northeastern Scotland – and kept it a secret after the baby was born.
Mr Nouri told the court that his client had been placed in the Forfer Sheriff Court under a very limited SOPO after being released from an eight-year prison sentence. The SOPO will run until September 2024.
Sheriff McFarlane said: “It’s important to change your name. You’re concerned about the criminal justice system.
‘Not rocket science’
“Your insults go back to 2003 and show the kind of behavior that you have continued over the years.
“The first sentence was two years in prison. The next sentence, in September 2005, you got another term in prison for similar abuse.
“In March 2012, the High Court imposed a very important period of imprisonment. I am trying to find out why you cannot comply with the simple and harmless requirements.”
McDonald was jailed in 2004 for breaking child porn records, including 400,000 photos and 16,000 video clips.
The builder, who is on a sex offender’s life record, was again jailed for 36 months in 2005 for similar crimes.
When he was arrested for the third time, he was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2012, and Judge Lord Aust told him that the material he found was “offensive and hateful.”
Lord East said: “These sentences clearly have no effect on you. You seem to be an unusable user of child pornography.”
The High Court in Edinburgh heard that some of the material was at the extreme end of the scale and had been obtained from Europe, Asia and the United States.
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