April 2017

Man faces prison over indecent videos and pictures of children

A man has been told he can expect to be jailed after being found with explicit videos of a young girl as well as thousands of indecent images of children.

Duncan Guyan was found to have more than 7,000 indecent images of children when police raided his home.

Wheelchair-bound Guyan, 53, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted intentionally causing a girl to participate in a sexual activity by showering with her on an occasion over a two-year period.

He also admitted to taking or permitting to be taken or making indecent pictures or pseudo pictures of children over a period of more than three-and-a-half years.

Fiscal depute Alan Townsend told the court that the offences came to light after the shower incident was reported to police.

When the girl was interviewed by police she made reference to video footage taken using a Nintendo console.

Mr Townsend said a search was carried out of Guyan’s home, where various items were recovered.

Four videos featuring the girl were recovered on an SD card within the Nintendo console.

The court heard that in the videos she was partially clothed and appeared to be holding the camera.

Guyan is present in three of the clips, where he is in the background, or heard speaking.

A haul of deleted indecent images of children were also recovered from various devices.

The court was told around 7,840 were found in total – though it was later said that some of the images were duplicates.

These images had been downloaded from the internet.

The vast majority of the images were at category C, the least serious category for indecent images.

Sheriff Graeme Napier told Guyan, whose address was given in court as Eday Gardens, Aberdeen, that he would continue his bail pending his sentencing in June but that he should be “under no illusion” about the sentence he is facing.

He told him: “The fact you are in a wheelchair does not mean you will not be sent to prison. This is very serious offending.”

Guyan was also made subject to the notification requirements of the sex offences act.

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