June 2017

Culloden man downloaded more than 1,600 indecent images and videos of children

A Culloden man who downloaded over 1,600 indecent images and videos of children had sentence deferred for a background report until August 10.

First offender Gilbert Andrews of Alltan Court, appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday and admitted charges of downloading the material and possessing it between March and August last year.

Fiscal depute Roderick Urquhart told Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald that police had received intelligence about the illegal activity and Andrews’ computers were seized.

Andrews was placed on the sex offender’s register and defence solicitor Marc Dickson said he would reserve his comments until sentencing