23 April 2013 11.48am
Woman’s harassment ‘distressed’ ex-police officer sex [sic] offender
"A woman launched a campaign of harassment against a former policeman after finding out he had been convicted of possessing indecent images containing children, a court has heard.
Lana Robertson, 37, was found guilty at Perth Sheriff Court of making abusive remarks to CM in August and October 2011.
Mr M was jailed in 2009 after being found with 14 indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of children and 43 indecent videos depicting children as young as three engaged in sexual acts with adults and animals.
He was sentenced to one year in prison, and put on licence for a further two. He was also placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.
Robertson, formerly of Rannoch Road, denied the charges and claimed the accusations had been fabricated to “get her into trouble”.
The court heard how she had shouted “paedo” and “paedophile” at Mr M.
Mr M and his partner of 14 years, AM, told how the abuse had left them “upset” and “fearful”.
Sheriff Lindsay Foulis was told how, on August 23 2011, Robertson screamed abuse at Mr Mas he and Ms M drove along with their car windows open.
Mr M said: “All I could make out was ‘schools’ and ‘paedophiles’. I was distressed by it.”
On another occasion on October 9 the same year, Mr M and Ms M had returned to their home when Robertson passed by in the passenger seat of a red car, leaned across the driver and yelled “paedo”.
Mr M claimed to have a log of 140 other incidents where Robertson had targeted them."