Man caught with child porn for second time
Ex-student had 842 images on computer Walk honours son’s memory
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.
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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.