May 2018

Paedophile who had nearly 2,000 child abuse images walks out of court on bail

A paedophile who admitted having a stash of nearly 2,000 indecent images naked children – some as young as one – has walked out of court on bail.

Christopher Blakesly, 26, from Elgin, admitted having the haul of pictures and videos when he appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court yesterday.

Prosecutors described the grim images, which included an 18-month-old boy in a dog cage and a two-year-old being sexually abused.

Fiscal depute Kevin Corrins said the toddler could be heard to say “it hurt” but was ignored by the person committing the offence.

In total, police found 1,651 pictures and 67 videos on a mobile phone seized from Blakesly after he was arrested at his work.

Blakesly, of Meadow Crescent in Elgin, pleaded guilty to a single charge of possessing indecent or pseudo photographs of children between June 17 and July 4 last year.

He was bailed and concealed his face as he left court.