Terrible and disturbing news struck the MMA community late yesterday evening, as it was revealed that notable MMA Journalist Iain Kidd had been busted for child pornography.
Popular MMA Twitter figure ‘FrontRowBrian‘ was the first to share the appalling news within the MMA Community.
“Noted MMA journalist @iainkidd busted for CHILD PORN! 984 images and 496 videos. Yet is virtue signaling about PED’s and Greg Hardy.”
The 30-year-old, Kidd, was best known for his work with SB Nation’s ‘BloodyElbow‘, where he specialized in PED-related articles, this in addition to co-hosting podcasts.
According to a report from ‘Evening Times UK‘, Iain Kidd carried out his crimes between 2005 and 2017.
During that time, Kidd and his business partner Fillip Hannisdal were responsible for the collection and distibution of indecent images of children.
When police caught word of the disgusting activity, which was taking place at Kidd’s mothers home in Glasgow, a search warrant for the property was issued.
A forensic search performed by computer experts revealed that Kidd and Hannisdal each had a haul of hundreds of illegal pictures of children and images of beastiality. In addition, they also collected extreme porn which depicted humans performing sex acts with animals.
At Glasgow Sheriff Court, Iain Kidd admitted to downloading and possessing indecent images of children between July 2005 and June 2017. He also pled guilty to a charge of possessing extreme pornographic images between April 2007 and August 2017.
“Mr. Kidd is terrified of spending a minute in custody. He is very fearful of that.” stated Iain’s defense attorney.
Kidd and Hannisdal were eventually sentenced to a Community Payback Order with supervision for three years as a direct alternative to custody. They were also handed a Restriction of Liberty Order, in which they will have to remain at home between the hours of 7pm and 7am for six months.
In addition, they were placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for three years and are not allowed unsupervised contact with children under the age of 16.
The men have also been ordered to engage with the Moving Forward Making Changes behavioural programme – which is designed to provide treatment for people who commit sexual offences or offences with a sexual element.
Amazingly, the charges against Iain Kidd were actually handed out months ago, yet it wasn’t until last night that the horrific news became public knowledge to the MMA community or his now-former employer.
Immediately after the news broke, Iain Kidd proceeded to delete all of his social media accounts.
Neither SB Nation or BloodyElbow has issued a statement regarding the charges against their now-former employee.