PlayStation perv caught with over 1000 child abuse photos on his console

A PlayStation pervert was found with more than a thousand child abuse photos on his console, a court in Scotland heard.

Jonathan McGregor also downloaded videos and photographs showing youngsters being subjected to sickening sexual acts on his mobile phone.

Police raided his house in West Lothian, after receiving information that the IP address had been used to access explicit images of children.

Officers searched his bedroom after obtaining a search warrant following the tip-off on March 10, prosecutor Jim Robertson told the court.

They took away a number of items, including a PlayStation and a mobile phone.

Robertson said: "These items were fully examined by the police and indecent images were found on both devices.

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"The accused was subsequently detained. He was interviewed and admitted that that was his bedroom and that the items taken away for police examination were his."

He added there were four category 'A' videos – deemed the most severe – and 31 category 'C' images of children on the phone.

Police discovered 74 category 'A' photographs, 76 category 'B' and 1,098 category 'C' images on the PlayStation.

Mr Roberston said at Livingston Sheriff Court: "Can I say in fairness to the accused and his solicitor this was always going to be a plea? But it couldn't be done any sooner because we required the full forensic report before a plea could be acceptable."

McGregor, 50, who now lives in Bushmills in Northern Ireland, pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children between October 18, 2019, and March 3 this year.

His not guilty pleas to taking indecent images of children and possessing extreme porn of adults performing sexual acts on animals were accepted by the Crown.

Iain Smith, defending, said his client admitted possessing the images from the outset.

Sheriff Peter Hammond called for a criminal justice social work report and a restriction of liberty order assessment and deferred sentence until February 4 for McGregor's personal appearance.

He also ordered that the accused's name be added to the sex offenders' register with immediate effect and said the length of time he would remain subject to reporting requirements would be decided when sentence is passed.

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