June 2017

Unpaid work for pervert who downloaded indecent images of children

A HAWICK man who admitted having indecent images of children has been ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Sean Ward of Ramsay Road, was given a two year community pay back order with supervision and was placed on the sex offenders register for a similar period.

The offence happened at Dovemount Place, Hawick, in May last year.

The court was told that 20-year-old Ward downloaded four indecent images.

Sheriff Kevin Drummond said that due to the small number of images and that Ward was a first offender he was able to deal with the matter by a community pay back order.

Ward was also told he was not able to access Internet devices without the permission of his supervising officer.