A Dundee man has been placed on the sex offenders register after the “remains” of his stash of child abuse images were found on his computer.
Ian Hunter was detained by police after dozens of images and videos were discovered on the machine at an address in Dundee.
He avoided jail, however, after Dundee Sheriff Court heard the images were at the lowest level of categorisation.
“There were 50 still images and 10 videos,” said depute fiscal Nicola Gillespie.
“In total, 48 of those still images were at the lowest level of categorisation, while five of the videos were also at that level. He has no previous convictions.”
Hunter, 59, of Bright Street, Dundee, pleaded guilty on indictment to taking or making indecent photographs of children between September 19 2011 and April 9 2014 at an address in Prieston Road, Dundee.
Sheriff Alistair Brown placed him on a community payback order with a year’s supervision and added his name to the sex offenders register for a year.
The sheriff said: “I’m accepting that the number of images found was very small as these things go and that it is said these images were viewed and then deleted.
“Essentially they were the remains of the images.
“Nevertheless, this is an offence that makes you subject to the notification requirements of the sex offenders register.”