September 2017

Man given community service after being caught with more than 1,600 indecent images of children

A man who downloaded more than 1,600 indecent images and videos of children was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid community work yesterday.

At a hearing at Inverness Sheriff Court in June, first offender Gilbert Andrews, of Alltan Court, Culloden, admitted downloading the material and possessing it between March and August 2016.

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

Sentencing Andrews, the Sheriff told him: “These are very serious and unpleasant offences.”

She placed him on the sex offenders register for three years and under social work supervision for the same period.

Andrews has also to participate in a programme designed to help rehabilitate him.

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

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