A vile pervert from Paisley was kicked out of town after watching violent child sexual abuse movies for nearly three years.
Craig Douglas, from Blackstoun Road in the city, admitted to storing a sickening amount of photos and videos, which included a young woman being raped.
The twisted 23-year-old admitted that on several occasions between December 2017 and September 2020, he kept the gruesome material in his home address.
Douglas, 23, also admitted that over a similar period of time at his home address and elsewhere, he took or allowed indecent photographs to be taken of children.
Prosecutor Kerry Marshall told the court how Douglas was discovered when police raided his family’s home where he lives with his two older brothers and his father.
Sick Douglas was found with 15 category A moving images along with many other videos and images that vary in category.
Ms Marshall explained: “At about 7am on September 24, 2020, the police showed up at the location in possession of a search warrant where the defendant’s father allowed entry.
“Upon entering the property, the accused and his brothers were located inside their respective bedrooms.
“A search began and DC McIntosh and Brennan seized a black Samsung mobile phone from the defendant. The defendant provided a pin code for the mobile.
“A black Dell laptop and WD external hard drive were also seized from defendant’s bedroom along with various other electronic devices seized throughout the property.
“At around 8:30 am, Computer Forensic Analysts James McIntosh and Mark McLeod from the Cyber Crimes Unit attended the scene and conducted a forensic examination of the recovered devices.
“FCA James McIntosh informed DC McIntosh that a number of Category A moving images had been recovered from the Samsung mobile belonging to the defendant.
“The defendant was arrested and taken to the Greenock Police Station.”
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The court heard that DC’s Allan Robb and Calum Baird of the cybercrime unit conducted an examination of the device.
The report showed that a total of 25 indecent still and moving images of children were recovered from the Samsung mobile. Of these, 22 were accessible and could be divided into categories.
– 15 category A moving pictures, two category B moving pictures, one category C moving picture, one category B still picture, and three category C still pictures.
Ms. Marshall explained an example of the Category A motion picture showing, “a nude girl of approximately eight years old” being raped.
Defense agent Manus Tolland told the court that Douglas no longer lives in the area as he was essentially “driven out of town.”
Mr. Tolland reserved further mitigation for the background checks that will take place.
Sheriff Eoin McGinty deferred sentencing for the preparation of a criminal justice social work report and restraining order evaluation.
Douglas is due back in court next month and has been placed on the Sex Offenders Registry in the meantime.
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