Man had haul of indecent images
“A prospect you will be subjected to imprisonment”
A north-east man has been warned to expect a jail sentence after being caught with thousands of indecent images of children.
Alan Wightman appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, where he admitted a pair of charges relating to child pornography.
The 41-year-old, of Eday Gardens in Aberdeen, was caught with 2,426 images on his computer, together with 944, totalling 42 hours and 48 minutes of sick footage.
The court heard police were met by Wightman’s stunned wife when they raided his home on December 15 last year.
Fiscal Alison Reid said: “The accused was later traced at work.
“Several pieces of computer equipment were thereafter seized and examined and indecent images of children were found.”
Of the images, 164 were graded as Category A, meaning they were the most extreme, 391 were Category B and 1,871 were Category C.
Of the 944 videos, 485 were Category A, 239 were Category B and 220 were Category C.
Wightman admitted “taking, or permitting to be taken, indecent photographs of children” between November 23 2013 and December 15 2017.
He also pled guilty to a second charge of possessing indecent photographs of children.
Sheriff William Summers deferred sentence until December 20 for reports.
He told Wightman: “Given the gravity of these offences there is a significant prospect you will be subjected to a period of imprisonment when you come back to court.”
Defence agent, Stuart Murray, opted not to offer any mitigation until his client returns to the dock.