Sick kid pics dad is jailed

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Court re­porter

A Calder­wood dad caught with nearly 1000 in­de­cent pho­to­graphs of chil­dren has been jailed for a year.

Colin Dun­can, 49, will also be on li­cence for 15 months fol­low­ing his re­lease and Sher­iff Shiona Wal­dron put him on the Sex Of­fend­ers’Regis­ter for 10 years.

Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court heard that, dur­ing a po­lice raid, Dun­can was re­luc­tant to let po­lice of­fi­cers ex­am­ine his phone and his shocked wife had to in­ter­vene.

Michael Mac­in­tosh, prose­cut­ing, ex­plained:“Of­fi­cers asked if there was a pass code for the phone and Dun­can re­fused to com­ment.

“His wife said:‘If you had noth­ing to hide you would just tell them. Do you know how this makes you look?’

“At that point the ac­cused pro­vided the code for his de­vice.”

Dun­can, of Capel­rig Drive, ad­mit­ted pos­ses­sion of in­de­cent im­ages at his then home in the town’s Loch Awe be­tween July and De­cem­ber last year.

Mr Mac­in­tosh said of­fi­cers ob­tained a search war­rant for the ad­dress after get­ting in­for­ma­tion from the Na­tional On­line Child Abuse Preven­tion or­gan­i­sa­tion.

He told the court:“They at­tended on De­cem­ber 20. They were al­lowed en­try to the house by the ac­cused’s wife.

“The ac­cused was inside the house as were two chil­dren.”

Foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion of Dun­can’s phone re­vealed 964 in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren, in­clud­ing two videos.

More than 100 of the im­ages were classed as Cat­e­gory A, the most ex­treme.

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