Sick photo haul teen jailed after FBI tip-off
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