May 2016: Now living in Dreghorn

February 2008

Beast drove our kids to school

A SCHOOL bus driver found with a vile stash of sickening child abuse images confessed that he enjoyed watching torture videos, a court heard.

Twisted Robert Legget, 54, had over 50,000 images stored at his home, including hundreds with sadistic sound effects of youngsters screaming for help.

At the High Court in Glasgow, Legget, also known as Jim, of Dornoch Court in Kilwinning, admitted having indecent images of children stored on computers and discs.

Prosecutor Alastair Kennedy told the court that police searched Legget”s home on April 4 last year and found hundreds of disks containing the filth stashed in plastic bags.

The bus driver, who worked for Shuttle Buses ferrying kids to and from school, also had hundreds of images on computers for sharing with other perverts over the internet.

Some of the CDs found were marked ‘torture’, ‘terror of rape’ and ‘animal zoo’.

Legget, who lived alone, later admitted to police that he particularly enjoyed images with youngsters being tortured and abused.

The images were so offensive that when the prosecutor offered a selection to be shown in court, judge Lord Brodie declined, saying: ‘I don”t particularly want to see them.’ Police found a total of 51,455 sickening images at Legget”s home, with almost 500 involving torture or sex scenes with children and animals

Mr Kennedy added: ‘The officers say that while this case might not involve the largest number of images they have ever encountered, it did involve the strongest and most unpleasant material they have ever seen.’ Lord Brodie deferred sentence until next month for reports and Legget was remanded in custody.

Counsel for Legget will give a plea in mitigation at the next court appearance.

A spokesman for Shuttle Buses said: ‘He was employed by the company as an assistant to the Managing Director, and was used occasionally as a driver but was mainly office based.

‘The company was completely unaware of any misdemeanours. All of our staff are vetted through Disclosure Scotland and Mr Legget passed Disclosure Scotland checks.

‘As soon as we were aware of the situation his employment was terminated.’ The Times would like to point out that Legget had no connection with other bus operators in the Dornoch Court area.