December 2017

Man found with 1600 indecent images spared jail

A 59-year-old man has been spared a jail sentence after admitting being in possession of more than 1,600 indecent images of children at his former Borders home.

William Bruce pleaded guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to committing that offence at a property in Cardrona between March 2013 and January 2017.

The court heard that 1,608 images and 216 movies were recovered from three devices, most of them falling into the category C section deemed to be the least serious.

When interviewed by police, Bruce, now living in Dunfermline, declined to comment. Bruce was given a community payback order involving supervision for the next 21 months and controls over use of the internet.

His name was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for 21 months.

October 2017

Villager found with 1600 indecent images and over 200 movies of children

A 59-year-old man has admitted being in possession of more than 1600 indecent images of children at his Cardrona home.

William Bruce pleaded guilty to the offence which happened at the property at Mains Farm Steading between March 2013 and January 2017.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court was told a total of 1608 images and 216 movies were recovered from three devices – mostly in the category C section which is deemed the least serious.

When interviewed by police, Bruce – now living in Dunfermline – gave no comment answers.

Sentence was deferred until December 11 and his name was placed on the Sex Offender’s register.