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East Kilbride News - - POVERTY - Court re­porter

A per­vert was caught with hun­dreds of in­de­cent images of chil­dren on his lap­top when po­lice raided his home in Chapel­ton.

De­praved Gary Bar­ran, now of Bir­nam Place, Hamil­ton ap­peared last week at Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court.

The 51-year-old ad­mit­ted down­load­ing the images at his then home in Stoney­hill Wynd.

Paula Rus­sell, pros­e­cut­ing, said 341 in­de­cent images were found on four of Bar­ran’s elec­tronic de­vices, in­clud­ing a lap­top, when po­lice car­ried out a search in De­cem­ber.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors es­ti­mated the ages of the chil­dren in­volved ranged from three to 13.

Asked by of­fi­cers who was re­spon­si­ble for down­load­ing the images, Bar­ran replied:“I guess it would only be me.”

Sher­iff Vin­cent Smith de­ferred sen­tence un­til Novem­ber 8 for back­ground re­ports and a risk as­sess­ment.

Bar­ran had his bail con­tin­ued.

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