July 2018

William Laird admitted possessing indecent images of children

A Macmerry man has been placed on the sex offenders’ register after he admitted possessing indecent images of children.

William Laird downloaded the pictures to his computer in August last year.
The 62-year-old also pleaded guilty to distributing or showing the images to others when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Not guilty pleas to two further charges, including possessing extreme pornographic images depicting bestiality, were accepted by the Crown during last week’s hearing at the court.

Laird was placed on the sex offenders’ register for a period still to be determined and full sentence was deferred to August 24.

Laird admitted possessing indecent images of children at his home address on August 28 last year.

He also pleaded guilty to distributing or showing the images at his home address between December 7, 2010, and June 11, 2012.

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