March 2019

Knightswood pervert caught with child sexual abuse images faces jail

A pervert who shared indecent images of children on Twitter faces jail.

Gareth Gilles was snared at his home in Glasgow’s Knightswood last April.

Police went on to find 17 sick photos on his mobile phone.

It also emerged he had used Google to search for child porn.

The 39 year-old admitted at Glasgow Sheriff Court to possessing indecent images.

His bail was continued pending sentencing next month.

The court heard police got a tip off that Gilles had uploaded photos of children to Twitter.

Officers later swooped on his home – he was initially not there.

But, when he turned up, his Samsung phone was seized.

Prosecutor Alistair Shaw said: “It contained 17 images with children between the ages of five and 15.

“They were in a folder called ‘screenshots’.”

Despite the discovery, sick Gilles made no comment.

Sheriff Alayne Swanson put Gilles on the sex offenders list meantime.