July 2018

Former Perth Tory councillor and youth music festival chief was caught with hundreds of indecent images of children

A former councillor and the driving force behind the Perform in Perth music festival was found with images of the worst kind of child abuse, a court has heard.

Michael Jamieson’s sick stash of child rape images was discovered when police raided his home following a tip-off.

They seized multiple hard drives and USB sticks and forensics officers found more than 200 abuse images and a video designated as Category A, the most depraved, depicted a young boy, aged five-seven, performing oral sex on the older man.

Jamieson quit the council when he was charged, having been elected as a Conservative representative for Perth City South just months before.

He had been secretary of the popular music festival which annually attracts thousands of children to Perth from across Tayside and Fife and was president of Perth Rotary Club.

The 69-year-old of Buchan Road, Perth pled guilty to possessing the images between August 2014 and April 2016.

He will be sentenced at a later date but was placed on the sex offenders’ register and banned from the internet.