In­de­cent im­ages

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

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.

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