Sick photo haul teen jailed after FBI tip-off

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An FBI tip-off led to a Perth teenager be­ing given 15 months be­hind bars for pos­sess­ing sick­en­ing in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren.

Nine­teen-year-old Wil­liam Ste­wart, who was still at school at the time, also had his name added to the Sex Of­fend­ers’ Reg­is­ter for 10 years when he ap­peared for sen­tence at Perth Sher­iff Court on Wed­nes­day.

Al­most 100 im­ages were dis­cov­ered after po­lice raided the ac­cused’s car­a­van home at Dou­ble Dykes, in Ruthven­field Road.

The vile pho­to­graphs de­picted girls, some as young as three, be­ing abused.

Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions also led to the dis­cov­ery of an­other 3000-plus in­de­cent pic­tures of chil­dren in a Drop­box ac­count, to which only Ste­wart had ac­cess.

He ad­mit­ted that be­tween Novem­ber 23, 2014, and Au­gust 27, 2015, at his home, he had in­de­cent pho­tos of chil­dren in his pos­ses­sion.

De­pute fis­cal Tina Dickie said po­lice raided the ac­cused’s home on Au­gust 27, 2015, after re­ceiv­ing in­for­ma­tion from the Fed­eral Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion in Amer­ica.

They seized de­vices in­clud­ing a Black­berry and stor­age card, as well as an iPhone and an iPad.

The Drop­box con­tained a fur­ther 3292 vile im­ages of chil­dren, as well as 292 videos with a com­bined run­ning time of 13 hours, 58 min­utes, seven sec­onds.

The fis­cal said the ac­cused was 17 at the time and still at school. He had no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions.

The po­lice had re­ceived in­for­ma­tion from the De­part­ment of Jus­tice, as well as the FBI, that an ac­count reg­is­tered to the ac­cused had been ac­cess­ing in­de­cent im­ages from the in­ter­net and world-wide web.

The sick haul in­cluded 534 still im­ages and 157 video clips which were

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