June 2002

Kid porn oil boss dodges jail term

A FATHER of two whose wife found child porn on his computer escaped a jail sentence yesterday. 

Oil consultancy director Bruce Urquhart had downloaded more than 500 sick images of young children from the internet. 

When his disgusted wife, Lynn, called in police, officers found 30,000 porn pictures, mostly of adults, on the computer at the family home in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. 

His wife left him and he later resigned from his job. 

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, Urquart, who now lives in Thainstone, Inverurie, was given two years’ probation and ordered to carry out 180 hours of community service. 

Sheriff Pamela Bowman also added his name to the sex offenders register but, after hearing his twisted obsession had cost him his job, marriage and family, opted not to jail the Canadian-born engineer.