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child porn perv School teacher from hell confronted after his release from prison

Watch as our team follows the sickening pervert prior to Christmas as he was released from the Midlands Prison.

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McKay refused to apologise when approached by reporter Patrick O'Connell

McKay refused to apologise when approached by reporter Patrick O'Connell

McKay refused to apologise when approached by reporter Patrick O'Connell

Meet the teacher from hell who used an Irish hideaway to distribute tens of thousands of images of children being abused and an online 'crib-sheet' of locations where abuse victims could be found.

Evil Neil McKay compiled and shared Google Earth printouts highlighting abuse locations in Scotland including boys' names, ages and what sexual activity took place at the location.

Operating from a property in Roundstone, Co Galway, he shared the information with fellow paedophiles via the Yahoo messenger service while compiling a depraved library of 13,557 images and 1,685 videos of child pornography.

We confronted the sickening pervert prior to Christmas as he was released from the Midlands Prison after serving just over a year in prison for his heinous crimes.

Emerging from the prison on foot, the Scottish-born sex beast attempted to disguise his appearance by wearing a beige baseball hat.

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Neil McKay tasting freedom from prison

Neil McKay tasting freedom from prison

Neil McKay tasting freedom from prison

Our team followed the pervert to Portlaoise train station where the child predator was due to catch the 9.15 train to Dublin before travelling on to Belfast and flying home to Scotland.

"Are you Neil McKay?" our reporter asked as he approached the fiend.

"I am," McKay responded.

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We then asked McKay if he would like to apologise to the thousands of young boys who were sexually assaulted whose images he had shared.

Stunned at being confronted by a journalist, McKay tried to brush our reporter aside by walking inside the station.

Our reporter followed McKay asking a series of questions, none of which the beast opted to answer.

"Neil, you shared more than 20,000 images and videos of children being abused. Is there anything you'd like to say to those children?"

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McKay was stunned that we had found him

McKay was stunned that we had found him

McKay was stunned that we had found him

Silence from McKay.

"Do you accept that what you did was wrong?"

Again, no answer.

"Are you going to stay in this country or go back to Scotland?"

Silence.

"Would you even like to say sorry for what you did? ... As a former school teacher?"

No response.

McKay, who continued walking as our reporter asked his questions, finally made it on to the platform where his train for Dublin was due to depart.

Unfortunately, for the pervert, his efforts to have the train delay its departure for him by raising his hand didn't work and the driver pulled away leaving him behind.

McKay emigrated to Ireland over 20 years ago, setting up home on Monastery Road, Roundstone, Galway where he gave the appearance of a respectable retired educator.

But in October last year, that veneer of respectability was ripped away at the Central Criminal Court when McKay admitted, in the face of overwhelming evidence, to possession of a total of 13,557 images and 1,685 videos of child pornography.

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Pervert missed the train he planned to catch

Pervert missed the train he planned to catch

Pervert missed the train he planned to catch

He accepted possession of 91 animations of child pornography and four documents relating to child pornography at his then home on February 16, 2012.

Document

And he also pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to knowingly distributing child pornography via Yahoo messaging service on dates between November 26, 2011 and December 2, 2011.

Garda Johanna Doyle told Diarmuid Collins, BL, prosecuting, that the documents related to Google earth printouts which highlighted certain locations in Scotland and included boys' names, ages and what sexual activity took place at the location.

Another document entitled 'David's story' detailed a named boy who was described as being 11 years old and again outlined sexual activity that took place with this child. There was an image of a boy looking over his shoulder at the top of the document.

The distribution offence involved McKay having a conversation in a messaging service with another user in which there was a clear discussion about child pornography.

It ends with McKay telling the other person he will put up the folder so "you can help yourself".

The folder was later found, on analysis, to contain 99 movies of boys engaged in sexual activity.

Garda Doyle said McKay left Ireland before gardai had an opportunity to charge him but was later convicted in Scotland of taking indecent photos of children. He was jailed for 30 months but then went on the run.

McKay also has a conviction for failing to abide by the conditions of the sex offenders' register in that he didn't disclose his address or bank details to the Scottish authorities when he was released having served the 30-month sentence.

He received a 14-month jail term for this offence.

Garda Doyle said that she went to Scotland in July 2017 after she learned that McKay was in prison and on the understanding that he had agreed to speak to her. He didn't answer any of the questions put to him in interview.

Garda Doyle secured a European Arrest Warrant the following May and McKay was returned to Ireland in July last year. He had been on remand in custody since that time.

Garda Doyle agreed with Hugh Hartnett, SC, defending, that McKay was originally from Ayr in Scotland and came to Roundstone in 1998 having retired as a primary school teacher.

She agreed that when his home in Galway was first searched he co-operated with the gardai and accepted that the various devices seized belonged to him.

Devices

Mr Hartnett asked Judge Martin Nolan to take into account his client's age and said that McKay has now experienced prison for the first time following his conviction in Scotland.

Counsel asked the court to accept there was no commercial or widespread aspect to the distribution charge and added that McKay intends to return to Ayr once released from prison here.

Judge Nolan said he must take into account the facts of the crime, McKay's plea of guilty, his co-operation and his age but added that most people who come before the court on similar offences are not involved in distribution nor do they have previous convictions.

He said it was a considerable quantity of child pornographic material and the fact that he distributed videos was an aggravating factor, before he jailed McKay for three and half years.

He backdated the sentence to May last year when McKay first went into custody.

Previously McKay had featured at the centre of a major controversy involving police in Scotland when it emerged cops had waited a month to find him after he went missing.

And when they did announce their search for Neil McKay, they neglected to say he was on the sex offenders' register.

The former teacher went on a two-week holiday to a caravan park without telling officers where he was.

The original police appeal - on August 24 - said he hadn't been seen since July 26.

A spokeswoman said: "Releasing information in relation to a registered sex offender where it is assessed the threat to public safety is low would neither be justified nor proportionate."

McKay was later caught and jailed after he absconded to the caravan park in Dumfriesshire because he said he was "fed up" with the police monitoring him.

Campaigner Margaret-Ann Cummings, whose son Mark, eight, was killed by a convicted paedophile in Glasgow in 2004, said: "Police Scotland got their priorities badly wrong."

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