October 2016

Haddington man admits having indecent images of children for over 10 years

A man who was caught in possession of indecent images of children will be sentenced next month.

Kenneth McArthur pleaded guilty to three charges relating to indecent images of children when he appeared in the dock at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Thursday.

McArthur admitted possessing indecent images of children, taking or permitting to be taken indecent photographs, and distributing the images to others.

A fourth charge of possessing extreme pornographic images depicting bestiality was dropped after the Crown accepted his not guilty plea.

McArthur admitted possessing the images at his home address between January 1, 2005, and November 20 last year.

He pleaded guilty to taking, or allowing the pictures to be taken, between the same dates, while the third charge of distributing the pictures was between August 24, 2014, and November 20 last year.