April 2021

Dundee teenager Denen Anderson walks free from court after baby rape video conviction

A teenage girl who downloaded a toddler rape video and researched murdering babies has been allowed to walk free from court.

Denen Steven Anderson has been banned from having any contact with children under the age of 18 and prohibited from using social network sites.

Anderson, 18, was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for two years.

Sheriff Alistair Carmichael told her: “You pled guilty to a serious matter here.

January 2021

Scots teenager who downloaded toddler rape video kept notes on ‘murdering babies’

A woman who downloaded a toddler rape video had also been keeping notes about murdering babies.

Denen Anderson was found with horrifying material on her phone including footage of a child aged around two years old being raped by an adult woman.

The 18-year-old admitted downloading the video and a number of graphic still images when she appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court

The court was told that Anderson had notes on her phone which referred to “baby torture” and “toddler murder” among various other similar terms.

Fiscal depute Gavin Burton told the court: “A search warrant for the locus was granted and officers attended on 6 November last year. It was her grandmother’s address and the accused was traced.

“Several items were recovered including a USB hard drive, a computer tower and a mobile phone. During the search she said she wished to disclose information and was reminded she was under caution.

“She advised there were images of an indecent nature on one of the devices. On 9 November a forensic computer analyst carried out an examination of a blue Samsung mobile phone.

“There was an indecent video of a male child, around two years old, having penetrative sex with an adult female. There were at least seven indecent still images, of children from one to five years old, and they were category A, B and C.

“They found deleted notes on ‘kid killers, toddler torture, baby torture, baby abuse, toddler murder, baby killer, child abusers, baby rape, kid rape, toddler rape, suffering animal abuse.’

“On 10 November the accused was arrested and conveyed to police HQ. She was cautioned and charged and made no response.”

Anderson, Artillery Lane, Dundee, admitted downloading child pornography at her home between 24 August and 8 November last year.

Sheriff Alistair Carmichael deferred sentence for reports until next month and granted Anderson bail.

He warned her against looking up illicit material online.