October 27 - Former weightlifter Alan Ogilvie (pictured), who won three medals at the 1990 Commonwealth Games and represented Britain in two Olympics, is facing another prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to having "cyber sex" with under-age boys over the internet.


The 41-year-old Scot, who won two silver medals and a bronze at Auckland 19 years ago in the bantamweight category and competed in the 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona Olympics, admitted tricking young boys into performing sexual acts on webcams for his gratification when they thought they were interacting with young girls.


He then recorded the clips of the boys masturbating and saved the clips on his computer.


Ogilvie was caught after police raided his home in June and found 10 webcam recordings on his computer after he confided his secret to a district nurse.


In 2003 Ogilvie was jailed for 18 months for a breach of the peace after he admitted luring two young boys into a toilet near Edinburgh's St James Shopping Centre the previous year with the promise of money.


He was also previously jailed for a child pornography conviction.

The Edinburgh man, who had also won a bronze medal as a teenager when the Scottish capital hosted the 1986 Commonwealth Games, was banned by the British Weightlifting Association (BWLA) for doping-related offences on three occasions.


In 1994 he was suspended for two years after refusing a random test and then again for the same period seven years later when he did not notify the BWLA of his change of address.


Ogilvie had also been suspended for three months in 1991 for bringing the sport into disrepute after asking an official at Meadowbank Sports Centre to photocopy literature which is believed to have included information on banned substances.


Fiscal Depute Melanie Ward said: "His community nurse had told police she was beginning to feel uneasy about his conversations with her.

"Police attended unannounced at his address and the accused allowed them in.

"In his bedroom police found his computer and there was a messenger site or chat room open.

"They went into the internet history and this confirmed he had recently visited a site which showed a face of a man who appeared to be under 16."

When police took the computer away for forensic examination, they found 10 video clips of young boys aged between 13 and 15, categorised by name and age.

They also discovered webcam software called "Auto Screen Record".

Ward said: "This appears to be a virtual webcam in the form of a simulator.

"Females masturbating have been projected by the webcam simulator and that is what the boys saw.

"They were engaging in what they thought was mutual masturbation with females and the accused has recorded the males engaging in this and then stored those images on his computer.

"The assumption is this is what has been used to effectively entice the males.

"It is not clear that the males were aware that he is actually a man.


"He said he went into gay chat rooms and stated he liked boys around the age of 14 because he can relate to that age."

Defence agent Ray Megson said: "There are other avenues open to the court other than the obvious one.

"I think we need to know what help is there for him and whether he is suitable for that help."

Sheriff William Holligan called for a psychiatric report and will sentence Ogilvie next month.