Pervert from Glasgow posed as teenage lesbian to prey on 50 girls

February 23rd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 23 (ANI): It has emerged that a paedophile male nurse from Glasgow posed as a teenage lesbian to prey on almost 50 girls he met online.

Barry McCluskey lured some victims- one just aged 10- to perform lurid sex acts for him via a webcam, reports the Scotsman.

The pervert then blackmailed some of them, threatening to expose what they had done unless they agreed to his demands.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how McCluskey targeted 49 girls - aged 10 to 15 - between 2007 and 2010.

He preyed on them from the home he shared with his wife and two children in the city’s King’s Park.

McCluskey, who worked at an unnamed Glasgow hospital, prowled the Bebo social network site before contacting the children via the MSN instant messaging service.

The former medic posed as a girl called ‘Clare’ or ‘Missy’.

Police were alerted last February by a mother who discovered her 13-year-old daughter had been forced to carry out sex acts via a webcam.

Police who went to search McCluskey’s house last July found he had gone to the Erskine Bridge, apparently contemplating suicide.

He claimed he had ‘done something bad’ before he was eventually detained.

However, an investigation named ‘Operation Trinity’ discovered he had targeted dozens of girls, asking them to strip and perform as he recorded the footage.

Alison Di Rollo, prosecuting, said he never made ‘face-to-face or physical contact’ with any of the girls.

She added that he had initially complimented the girls, but soon displayed a ’strong fetish’ for children wearing short outfits.

One of his victims begged him to stop, saying she ‘hated’ what was being asked of her, the court heard.

“Don’t blackmail me. I did it before because I thought I could trust you. Please don’t single me out and destroy my life over something stupid like a cam show,” the girl had told McCluskey.

The 39-year-old, who showed no emotion as he was remanded in custody, pled guilty to a total of 49 sex charges at court. He faces a lengthy jail-term when sentenced later this year. (ANI)

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