November 2018

Alexandria paedophile tries to justify actions by claiming he is a “naturist”

A pervert who was caught with indecent images of children tried to justify his actions by saying he was a naturist.

Paedophile David Wilson admitted looking at vile images of children aged as young as eight.

Police searched his Alexandria home on January 16 this year and found his sick collection stored on his computer and a USB drive.

However, the 57-year old told officers: “Yes I have looked at pictures of kids. I’m a naturist, but they’re not pornographic”.

This was despite some of the images found being ranked as the most serious that can be made.

Wilson, of Woodside Crescent, then tried to tell officers he had no knowledge of the images, stating: “I didn’t know I had them.”

He appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week where he admitted taking, permitting to be taken or making a quantity of indecent photos or pseudo photos of children between October 15, 2014 and February 17, 2017

The court heard that a total of 17 still images and 16 moving images were found on two devices within Wilson’s home.

The images of boys and girls aged between eight and 14 ranged in severity from category C “provocative” to the most serious which can be made, classed as category A.

Fiscal depute Joanne Gilmour told the court police attended at the property with a search warrant and went on to find a computer tower and a USB drive.

She said: “On initial examination of the USB drive, police officers found two category A moving images.

“He declined to make any comment but indicated to police he frequently looked online for transgender and lady-boy photos.

“Seventeen still images were recovered from the computer tower.

“These images depicted male and female children aged between nine and 14.

“The USB drive was later fully examined and a total of 16 still images were recovered, with 11 being category A, three being category B and two category C.

“They all depicted female children aged between eight and 14 years of age.”

The case was adjourned until December 4 for a social work report and a psychological report to be carried out.

Wilson was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register.