September 2017

West Lothian paedophile had indecent pictures of children

A paedophile from West Lothian downloaded pictures of children being sexually abused.

Andrew Law, 54, was caught after Police Scotland’s cyber crime unit found the IP address assigned to his computer network had been used to access illegal images.

Detectives then went to his home in Bathgate, Livingston Sheriff Court heard. Jim Robertson, prosecuting, said police found a laptop computer, which was seized.

On examination it was found to contain indecent photographs of children.

Mr Robertson said there were images at Category A which showed the rape or torture of young children

Law pleaded guilty on indictment to possessing the images at his home address between 16 October 32014 and 5 January 2017.

Deferring sentence, Sheriff Douglas Kinloch said: “In the meantime you’ll need to be made the subject of reporting requirements, in other words you’ll have to be placed on the sex offenders’ register.”