January 2021

East Lothian perv caught with horrific child abuse & bestiality pics dodges jail despite being deemed ‘high risk’

A pervert caught with a sickening collection of child abuse images and bestiality porn has escaped a jail sentence – despite being deemed as a “high risk” of reoffending.

Greig Stein downloaded a horror stash of images of young boys and girls being sexually abused along with vile pictures of women engaging in sex acts with horses.

Stein, 30, stored the images on a mobile phone and a computer over a near two year period at his home in Tranent, East Lothian.

He was caught with 55 Category B images of children aged between six and 13-years-old when police officers discovered the haul in February last year.

He was also found to have 16 extreme pornographic pictures depicting adult women and horses hidden away on his computer hard drive.

Stein’s phone was also examined by cyber crime officers who discovered a further five indecent images of children.

Stein appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday for sentencing after he had previously admitted two offences under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Solicitor Peter O’Neill, defending, told the court the social work report deemed his client to be a “high risk of reoffending of sexual offences” due to him “minimising his role in this”.

Sheriff Noble said Stein had pled guilty to “two serious offences” but after reading the report and hearing Mr O’Neill’s submissions he was “not persuaded custody should be imposed”.

The sheriff added: “I am satisfied this case can be dealt with in a non-custodial way.”

Stein was placed under social work supervision and on the Sex Offenders Register for three years.

Stein pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children between April 1, 2018 and February 18 last year.

He also admitted to possessing extreme pornographic images depicting sexual activity between a person and an animal between May 18, 2018 and February 18 last year.