May 2010

Cache of child abuse images found in police raid

POLICE called to a house because of complaints about loud music discovered a cache of child abuse images, a court has heard.

They found Richard Morrison, 36, “obstructive” and very anxious that his computers should be switched off, fiscal Melanie Ward, prosecuting, said yesterday.

After the computer equipment was seized last December, experts found more than 5,000 images ranging from young girls posing naked or partly naked to more graphic photos and movie clips.

Morrison pleaded guilty to possessing and making indecent photos of children at his home at Dean Park Street, Edinburgh.

He told police he was curious and wanted to see what “all the hulaballoo was about”.

Ms Ward said Morrison also claimed to have downloaded internet pictures by accident.