June 2018

32-year-old guilty of possessing indecent child images

A BERWICKSHIRE man has been ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work for possessing indecent photographs of children.

Graham Whitson had denied the offence at a property in Glebe Park, Duns, on September 20, 2016.

But the 32-year-old, who gave an address in the village of Burnmouth, was found guilty following a trial.

Defence lawyer Stephanie Clinkscale said her client had lost his job as a result of the offence but was hoping to start his own welding business.

In addition to the unpaid work to be carried out within a nine month period, Whitson was also placed on supervision for one year and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for a year.

May 2018

Borders man found guilty of possessing indecent images of children

A Berwickshire man has been found guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court of possessing indecent photographs of children.

Graham Whitson had denied the offence at a property in Glebe Park, Duns, on September 20, 2016.

But the 32-year-old, who gave an address in the village of Burnmouth, was found guilty following a part-heard trial which concluded this week.

Sentence has been deferred until June 18 for the production of background reports.