February 2021

Pervert had indecent images of children as young as one on phone

A pervert who tried to chat with underage girls online was later found with indecent images of children as young as one on his mobile phone.

Police snared 40-year-old Shaun Anderson after one of his relatives found the chat logs while changing a password on a games console.

Anderson, of Paisley, admitted sending written sexual communication to a person he believed to be a child when the case called at Glasgow Sheriff Court today.

He also pled guilty to attempting to meet a child and possession of indecent images of children.

Anderson committed the crimes between January and March 2018.

The court heard a relative found Anderson’s account on social media chat app Kik.

Prosecutor John Bedford said: “The purposes were to seek young teenage partners.”

Anderson was later found to have an indecent profile picture which could have been seen by the general public.

Two decoys posing as girls aged 14 and 15 also chatted with him at this time.

Anderson asked the 15-year-old decoy if she was “comfortable with the age gap.”

He then arranged to meet her at Glasgow Central train station.

Anderson meantime asked the younger decoy if she wanted sex.

Police raided Anderson’s then home in the Springburn area of Glasgow and seized his phone when he admitted having illegal images on it.

A total of 13 images were found, with the age of the victims ranging from one to 14.

Mr Bedford added: “The internet search history shows search terms indicative of young teenage females.”

Sheriff Joan Kerr deferred sentence until next month for background reports to be compiled.

Anderson was put on the Sex Offenders Register and granted bail meantime