Paedo worked for coun­cil

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

The Cam­bus­lang pae­dophile last week jailed for pos­sess­ing more than 45,000 in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren “did not have reg­u­lar deal­ings” with young­sters, his em­ployer has con­firmed.

An­drew Bais­ley - a trad­ing stan­dards of­fi­cer for South La­nark­shire Coun­cil - was found guilty this year of down­load­ing child pornog­ra­phy.

The 37 year-old claimed he mis­tak­enly or­dered some on­line, be­liev­ing it was gay porn and that “ac­quain­tances” left pieces of hard­ware with the filth at his home. But a search of his Fraser Street flat found a lap­top and hard­ware with over 45,000 im­ages.

Af­ter a trial at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court the jury re­jected his ver­sion and con­victed him of down­load­ing and pos­sess­ing in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren be­tween 2003 and 2014.

A spokesman for South Lana rk s h i re Coun­cil said: “We can con­firm the in­di­vid­ual is a for­mer em­ployee and we took ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion as a re­sult of the charges be­ing brought to our at­ten­tion. He had no reg­u­lar deal­ings with chil­dren as part of his du­ties.”

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