A SHAMED weightlifting champion who has been repeatedly jailed for child sex offences is to be put under close supervision after refusing to co-operate with police.
Former Commonwealth Games medallist Alan Ogilvie will be subject to a renewed Sexual Offence Prevention Order (Sopo), which imposes strict limits on his movements and whom he can contact.
The order includes a ban on Ogilvie, who now lives in Craigmillar, entering public toilets and communicating with young men aged under 16.
Lawyers for Lothian and Borders Police applied for the Sopo to be extended after telling Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday of Ogilvie’s “continued non-engagement” with the agencies tasked with monitoring him.
The court heard that Ogilvie had been arrested in September for changing his address and failing to inform police, a key condition of his liberty.
The Sopo was imposed on 43-year-old Ogilvie after he was convicted of offences including luring young boys into a toilet at the St James Centre and possessing child pornography.
Police sought to extend the order last year when the initial five-year period ran out in December, but Ogilvie applied for legal aid in a bid to contest the case.
An interim Sopo was granted in the meantime and, after Ogilvie’s bid for legal aid failed, lawyers moved to have a full order reinstalled.
Yesterday, Sheriff Neil Mackinnon granted an extension of the Sopo for a further five years after Ogilvie failed to appear at the court hearing.
The orders are typically taken out against the most dangerous individuals among the 600 registered sex offenders in the Lothians.
In November 2009, Ogilvie was jailed for three years for breaching his Sopo by tricking young boys into taking part in internet “cyber-sex” sessions.
The 5ft tall former athlete posted lewd footage of teenage girls, which the boys thought came from live webcams they could interact with, then recorded the teenage boys performing sex acts.
In January 2005, Ogilvie was imprisoned for eight months after being caught breaching his sexual offences order after police spotted him entering toilets in West Princes Street Gardens and St James Place in November 2004.
He was jailed for 18 months in March 2003 after luring two brothers aged 11 and 12 into a public toilet at the St James Centre with promises of money.
In February 2001, Ogilvie pleaded guilty to possessing and making indecent photographs of children.
A Scottish Government spokesman said: “The monitoring of sex offenders in Scotland is now tougher than it has ever been, and is one of the most robust systems of its kind anywhere in the world.
“Sex offenders released on licence are very closely monitored by law enforcement and monitoring agencies.”
Ogilvie began his weightlifting career at the age of 14 and first competed for Scotland four years later in the 1986 Commonwealth Games.
In 1990 he went on to win three medals in the Auckland Games.
He has also represented Great Britain in two Olympic teams and eight European championships and held world records.