Thousands of indecent child images found
William Stewart defined as ‘Category A,’ the most depraved.
Solicitor Billy Somerville said a background report had assessed Stewart as being suitable to take part in the Tay Project, which aims to rehabilitate sex offenders.
“By attending that, it may protect the public in the longer term,” he submitted.
But Sheriff Lindsay Foulis pointed out: “There are a large amount of images - and a significant proportion are at the most serious categorisation.
“In the circumstances, I consider the appropriate disposal is custody.”
The images were ordered to be forfeited.
Significant proportion are most serious