Man caught with child porn for sec­ond time

Ex-stu­dent had 842 im­ages on com­puter Walk hon­ours son’s mem­ory

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By Mark Davies

AN ABERDEEN man has ad­mit­ted pos­sess­ing hun­dreds of in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren – for the sec­ond time.

Chris­tos Koun­tis, 24, pleaded guilty at Aberdeen Sher­iff Court to hav­ing 842 in­de­cent pho­tos of chil­dren be­tween July 2007 and Au­gust 2008.

A to­tal of 827 of the im­ages were of the low­est level of se­ri­ous­ness, but the court heard that one of the pic­tures was of a much more se­ri­ous na­ture and ex­am­i­na­tions of his com­puter showed that it had been copied 15 times.

Fis­cal de­pute He­len John­ston told the court Koun­tis, whose ad­dress was given in court pa­pers as 12E Froghall Av­enue, AN AN­NUAL Mother’s Day walk is due to be staged in mem­ory of a cancer vic­tim.

Mac­duff librarian Mar­jory Ni­chol­son has or­gan­ised an an­nual walk since her son Andy, 27, died from cancer four years ago.

The walk was the spur to rais­ing £27,680 to­wards the Andy Ni­chol­son Ther­apy Room at the Clan Cen­tre, Aberdeen, two years ago.

This time t he event will ben­e­fit Uro­log­i­cal Cancer Aberdeen and North and go to­wards a sur­gi­cal ro­bot for cancer treat­ment at Aberdeen Royal In­fir­mary. Aberdeen, was be­ing mon­i­tored by Grampian Po­lice and of­fi­cers vis­ited his home to ask to ex­am­ine his com­puter.

They warned him if any­thing il­le­gal was found on his com­puter it would be taken away for spe­cial­ist ex­am­i­na­tion by c o mp u t e r forensics ex­perts.

When in­de­cent im­ages

Mrs Ni­chol­son said: “Dur­ing his ill­ness Andy ex­pressed his in­ten­tion to raise money for cancer-re­lated causes.

“On that ba­sis, I de­cided to es­tab­lish my own Mother’s Day ac­tiv­ity and mark it with a walk in­spired by Andy.

“I was as­tounded by the sup­port for the idea from fam­ily and friends and soon re­alised that other peo­ple wanted to join me for their own per­sonal rea­sons.”

This year’s walk, on Sun­day, will start at 9.30am at Mac­duff fish mar­ket and fol­low a route to the Howe of Gel­lymill, re-en­ter­ing Mac­duff at Myrus and Duff Street. were found, the ma­chine was re­moved to be thor­oughly ex­am­ined, and the full ex­tent of his im­ages were dis­cov­ered.

Koun­tis was be­ing mon­i­tored as he had pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted pos­sess­ing thou­sands of in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren in 2008.

Koun­tis, then a stu­dent at t he Univer­sity of Aberdeen, ad­mit­ted pos­sess­ing 9,143 im­ages in Fe­bru­ary of that year.

At the same time, he also pleaded guilty to tak­ing, al­low­ing to be taken, or mak­ing in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren.

Koun­tis also faced a sec­ond charge of tak­ing, al­low­ing to be taken, or mak­ing in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren.

But his not guilty plea was ac­cepted.

Sen­tence was de­ferred un­til April 21 for re­ports.

GUILTY: Chris­tos Koun­tis ad­mit­ted hav­ing child porn on his com­puter at home in Aberdeen.

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