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.