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Paedophile jailed for abuse images

Donald McKenzie Image copyright Alan Richardson
Image caption The court was told that Donald McKenzie has a history of sexual offences against children

A convicted paedophile who breached a lifetime monitoring order by downloading child abuse images has been jailed for 25 months.

Donald McKenzie was caught following a random check of his laptop by police.

McKenzie, 55, who is the subject of a 25-year sexual offences prevention order (SOPO), admitted possessing the images and breaching the court order.

Dundee Sheriff Court was told internet search terms including "nude boys" were found on McKenzie's computer.

Depute fiscal Saima Rasheed told the court that McKenzie was a registered sex offender with an "indefinite registration expiry date", who was jailed in 1999 for sexual offences against children.

Miss Rasheed said a condition of the SOPO forbade McKenzie from installing computer software that deleted his internet history.

She said that following a search of McKenzie's laptop, 37 indecent images of children were found, eight of which were at the most serious category.

'Public disgusted'

Software that deleted internet history was also found on the computer.

Defence solicitor Paul Ralph said McKenzie had "no explanation" for the images.

McKenzie admitted possessing indecent images of children at his home in Perth and breaching a sexual offences prevention order.

Sheriff Alastair Brown told him: "The public are entitled to be disgusted in your interest in pre-pubescent children.

"These images involved the actual abuse of real children and by having anything to do with them, you create a market.

"You have a record of abusing real children and you have committed this offence before."

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