September 2018

Irvine hospital worker caught with more than 5000 child sex abuse images

A former hospital worker is behind bars after being caught with a haul of child sex abuse and bestiality images.

Christopher Anderson, 29, who worked in the records department at Crosshouse Hospital, had over 5000 images of children as young as two-years-old being abused.

He was also caught with images of adults engaged in bestiality after police raided his home in Irvine and seized his laptop.

Twisted Anderson also kept thousands of images on his phone – and even carried two USB drives around with him that were crammed full of abuse files.

He was arrested at his work and taken to the police station to be questioned – where officers discovered the files were just the tip of the iceberg due to his mobile phone and his memory sticks.

The details emerged on Monday when Anderson appeared in the dock at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court to plead guilty.

He pleaded guilty to three charges – making child abuse images, possessing the illicit files, and being in possession of “extreme pornographic material” by having bestiality files, between March 2012 and September last year.

He admitted his guilt after the date he began making and possessing the files was changed from being March 2004.

Procurator fiscal depute Peter Moyes said officers found a total of 4957 still images and 195 films across the four devices, many of which were at the most extreme level, and he was also found to have four still images featuring adults involved in bestiality.

Sheriff Alistair Watson blasted Anderson for his actions and told him he is facing a lengthy jail term, before remanding him in custody ahead of sentencing and placing him on the Sex Offenders’ Register.

As he adjourned the case until next month and called for background reports, Sheriff Watson said: “The number and nature of images in this case renders this to be a disgusting and debase course of conduct.

“It is highly likely you will receive a custodial sentence and highly likely that is of a significant length. I wish a full risk assessment to be carried out in relation to you.”