June 2017

Pervert pensioner caught with 200,000 hardcore child abuse images

A perverted pensioner was found in possession of 300 videos showing children – some as young as two – being raped and thousands of child sexual abuse images.

Appearing at Stirling Sheriff Court, Stewart Forgie (66), Poplar Street, Grangemouth, pled guilty to downloading and possessing child abuse images.

He was arrested after police raided his home and seized two computers and three external hard-drives, all of which he had in his living room, containing the “very high number” of images.

After the equipment was analysed it was found to contain a total of 2144 indecent videos showing children being abused of which 303 of them were of the most serious kind which showed the rape and torture of young children

Over 198,000 still images showing the sex abuse of children were also found of which 3350 were in the worst category

Forgie amassed them over an eight year period, between June 2008 and June 20 last year, when the raid took place.

Procurator fiscal depute Sarah Lumsden said officers from Police Scotland had obtained a warrant after the force’s computer crime unit identified an internet address at Forgie’s home was being used to surf for sexual images of children

Sheriff Wyllie Robertson placed Forgie on the sex offenders’ register, and deferred sentence until July 19 for a risk assessment and background report.

He warned Forgie: “Clearly all options, including custody, will be considered.”