Scots chef caught with sickening haul of child abuse images and animal pornography

A chef has admitted being caught with a sickening haul of child and animal pornography.

Jeffrey Van Dyk, 41, spent more than three years downloading a hoard of child abuse images at his home in Perth.

Van Dyk – known as Jeff the Chef – was also caught with a number of images showing sexual activity with dogs and horses.

Appearing via video link from prison, Van Dyk – who worked in a central Scotland restaurant before setting up a catering business – admitted two charges on indictment.

He admitted that on various occasions between 5 January 2018 and 17 March this year he downloaded indecent images of children at Balgowan Road, Perth.

He also admitted possessing extreme pornographic images depicting bestiality with various animals including horses and dogs between 27 December 2020 and 17 March.

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The bestiality images depicted penetrative and sadistic sexual activity, non-penetrative sexual acitvity, and images depicting erotic posing.

Sheriff Eric Brown deferred sentence for the preparation of social background and Tay Project reports and Van Dyk’s details were added to the sex offenders register.

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