A Perth long-distance lorry driver pretended to be a teenage boy so he could groom schoolboys and exchange explicit sexual images with them.
Married trucker Ian West, 50, posed as a gay teenager so he could dupe vulnerable children into sending him naked images of themselves.
West, who was caught when a picture of his penis was found on a 14-year-old boy’s phone, was placed on the sex offenders register.
Perth Sheriff Court was told that West was discovered with hours of videos and numerous images of schoolboys and had categorised them into individual folders for each boy.
The court was also told that one boy had even sent an image of himself in his school uniform to West, believing him to be a boy of similar age to himself.
West admitted causing a 14-year-old boy to look at an image of his penis and engage in sexual conversation between September 26 and October 6 2014.
He also admitted distributing child abuse images on January 16 2013 and having indecent images of children between January 16 2013 and March 4 last year.
Sentence was deferred for reports.