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James McBride jailed over 'baby torture' images

A man has been jailed for 50 months for keeping images which a judge said showed the "torture of babies for the sexual pleasure of adult men".

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 of last year.

McBride was caught because of his links on the internet to a man who was arranging sexual activity with a boy.

Jailing him at the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Turnbull told McBride: "You are patently a dangerous young man who will continue to pose a danger to children until your deviant behaviour is controlled.

'Take responsibility'

"Some of the pictures involve what can only be described as the torture of babies for the sexual pleasure of adult men.

"People who distribute these images must take responsibility for the harm they cause."

Lord Turnbull also ordered that McBride should be monitored in the community for two years after his release.

A previous hearing was told how McBride was caught during Operation Delta because after officers discovered he had been in contact with a man who was arranging sexual activity with a 10-year-old boy.

When the man's iPhone was seized it revealed that he had been exchanging messages with 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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