A 66-year-old man who downloaded indecent images of children has been placed on the sex offenders’ register for two years.
Jonathan Carter was also made the subject of a community payback order with a condition he be under supervision for two years and the forfeiture of his laptop was ordered by Sheriff George Jamieson at Dumfries.
Carter, of School Close, Kirkcudbright, admitted two charges involving the downloading of the images at School Close in July last year.
He court heard that the laptop contained 68 indecent images of different categories.
He was also ordered to allow his supervising officer of the police to inspect electronic equipment used by him and capable of accessing the internet or storage of electronic data without advance notice.
■ A 43-year-old man told a court he assaulted two members of a group of youngsters after they had kicked a“sweetie”which struck his door.
Kevin Loughran said that he had responded because it had happened just four weeks after his living room window had been smashed by vandals.
Loughran, of Port Street, Dalbeattie, pleaded guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court to seizing both children, aged 14 and 13, by their clothing and pushing one against a wall and kicking him and causing him to fall last December.
The court heard that he had told the police that he had grabbed them to stop them running away following vandalism a short time earlier.
He was fined £320 and referred to Scottish Ministers who will decide on any future contact with children.
■ A man who was in possession of cocaine and cannabis, has been fined £200 at Dumfries Sheriff Court.
Sean Bryson, 22, of Loanwath Road, Gretna, admitted committing the offences at nearby Esk Road in January.
He also admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, shouting and swearing.
■ A fine of £150 has been imposed at Dumfries Sheriff Court on a 35-year-old man who behaved in a threatening or abusive manner at Dumfries Police Station.
Ryan Gilmour, of Millburn Place, Dumfries, admitted shouting and swearing and making threats of violence and challenging officers to fight in February.