Elgin man faces six months in jail over indecent images

Elgin Court
POSSESSION OF 770 indecent images and videos of children landed a Moray man in jail when he appeared for sentencing at Elgin Sheriff Court on Thursday.

Charles Douglas received a six-month custodial sentence after he admitted compiling the images over a four-year period, the court being told that he had had failed to accept full responsibility for his crime.

Douglas, from Muirfield Court in Elgin, refused to cooperate with the author of a psychological report requested prior to his sentencing, with solicitor Robert Cruickshank saying that the report that was produced showed “a distinct lack of insight into this nature of offending”.

Police based in Cornwall had traced Douglas through his Facebook account and that result in local police discovering the 770 indecent photographs and 14 videos on laptop computers owned by Douglas.

Sheriff Raymond McMenamin told Douglas that he was “concerned by your failure to fully accept responsibility for your crime”, adding that he had come to the conclusion there was no alternative than to impose a custodial sentence.

Douglas will also be placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.