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James McBride caught with child abuse images in Glasgow home

A man was caught with indecent images of children after police discovered he had been contacting another man who was planning sexual activity with a boy.

James McBride, 27, admitted possessing indecent photographs of children and distributing one indecent photograph.

The offences were committed at his home in Castlemilk, Glasgow, between May and September last year.

At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Turnbull deferred sentence on McBride until next month for reports.

The court heard how McBride was caught during Operation Delta because of his links on the internet to a man who was arranging sexual activity with a 10-year-old boy.

Hidden images

When this man's iPhone was seized it revealed that messages had been exchanged between him and McBride.

Police raided McBride's home in September last year, and found a laptop, USB stick and an iPod hidden in a linen cupboard.

Advocate depute Kath Harper, prosecuting, said: "Indecent images of children were found on all the devices."

One of the images showed a baby being raped.

Chat logs from last year were also recovered from the laptop which included exchanges between McBride and the other man about footage of a boy being raped.

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