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Paedophile Andrew Forbes had 'days' worth of abuse videos

Andrew Forbes
Image caption Forbes was found to have downloaded more than 30 hours of footage

A paedophile was found to have downloaded more than 30 hours of disturbing footage of child sex abuse.

Andrew Forbes, 36, of Logiealmond, was caught after police received confidential information about the nature of the material on his laptop.

Perth Sheriff Court heard that 212 video files of abuse were found, with the majority featuring the worst kind of sado-masochistic abuse.

Forbes was placed on the sex offenders register. He will be sentenced later.

He admitted two charges relating to child pornography between 23 March and 3 October last year.

Fiscal depute John Malpass told the court that confidential intelligence had been received about child porn being downloaded by Forbes.

He said Forbes' Dell laptop was examined and found to have one active user profile in the name "Andy" and within this were three folders of illicit material.

The prosecutor said 92 of the files found were at level five - the most serious level of abuse, 79 were level four, 19 were level three, eight were level two and four were in the lowest category, level one.

"They were found to be of children - predominantly boys - from infant age to approximately 16."

He added: "The video files had a combined running time of one day, six hours and 56 minutes."

Mr Malpass told the court. Forbes was interviewed by police and admitted downloading the material.

Sentence on Forbes, whose address was given as Cottarton Cottage, Logiealmond, was deferred for background reports.

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