April 2017

Sex offender handed a jail term after indecent images of children were found

A sex offender has been handed a jail term after indecent images of children were found on his laptop and tablet.

Michael Rogers, 30, of Aberdeen was jailed in October last year for 16 months and placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years after he admitted sending a girl sexually explicit messages.

He also asked the girl to send images of herself.

Appearing before Sheriff Alison Stirling yesterday, he admitted taking or permitting to be taken or making indecent images of children between September 8, 2014, and October 21, 2015.

He also had indecent images in his possession.

The court heard the offence came to light after his home was raided when the charges relating to the girl were being investigated.

An examination of the devices recovered 23 indecent images.

Four were category A – the most serious classification, while 9 were category B and the remainder were category C.

Defence agent John Ferrie said: “He has accepted his guilt from the outset.”

He went on to say that prior to both offences Rogers had “never been in trouble before”.

Mr Ferrie said Rogers planned to move to England when released from jail.

Sheriff Stirling told Rogers, a prisoner of HMP Grampian, she would hand him a four-month jail term for both charges.