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Culloden man who had indecent images sentenced

A 50-year-old man who downloaded indecent images of children as young as six has been ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid community work.

Andrew Bremner, from Culloden, admitted to obtaining the images and keeping them on his computer between April and October 2010.

Inverness Sheriff Court had earlier heard how police received information that he had indecent pictures.

Two of the images of children were of the highest level of depravity.

Seven of the pictures were of the second most serious level.

'Serious matter'

Sheriff David Sutherland sentenced Bremner to carry out unpaid work and ordered that he be placed on the sex offenders register.

The sheriff also imposed a requirement that he only be permitted to use a computer and the internet with supervision except for banking purposes.

Sheriff Sutherland said: "Any offence of this nature is a serious matter but in overall terms, it is possibly at the lower end of the scale and nor perhaps as serious as some of the cases that have come to this court.

"I am persuaded by your solicitor and the content of the reports that a community payback order could best serve the interests of the community."

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