An Oban man has been placed on the Sex Offender’s Register after pleading guilty to being in possession of indecent images of children.
Henry MacLean, 27, was caught with two indecent films on his laptop after his internet provider company contacted police to say he was accessing child porn.
And in a separate incident, 50 indecent images of children were found on his computer.
Police had searched his home during an investigation in which they questioned people who had been sexually contacting a 14-year-old girl.
MacLean, of 41 Lochnell Road, Dunbeg, appeared at Oban Sherifff Court today.
He was due to go on trial before a sheriff and jury but pleaded guilty to being in possession of the images between November 24 2003 and July 30 2013.
Sentence was deferred until September 16 for background reports to be prepared. Bail was continued.
Fiscal Eoin McGinty said: “On November 19 2012 police knocked on MacLean’s door having received intelligence from an internet provider to say he was accessing indecent images of children.
“Police got a warrant and seized a laptop computer that was in the house at the time. That was subsequently forensically examined and was found to contain two movies of indecent images of children.”
Mr McGinty added: “In a completely separate investigation, Cleveland Police were investigating a number of people who were sexually contacting a 14-year-old girl. One of these people was identified as Henry MacLean.
“As a result of that, with a separate warrant, police went through his door on July 30 2013.
“On that occasion they searched his house and found his computer, which was subsequently examined, and found there 50 indecent images of children.
“There was also evidence of quite a few internet searches that would indicate he was searching for indecent images of children.”