November 2019

Pervert jailed after police find avalanche of child abuse videos at his home

A Perthshire man, caught with an avalanche of child abuse porn, was jailed for a total of 29 months when he appeared for sentence at Perth Sheriff Court.

The material was described by investigating officers to be “some of the most graphic material” they had ever come across.

The court was told that acting on a tip-off, police raided 41-year-old Andrew Greig’s home at Ballagan Flats, Gallowhill, Crieff, and seized a disgusting hoard of almost 2000 child abuse videos.

They had a total running time of more than 134 hours.

The disgustingly obscene porn, which also included still photos, showed infants and children being sexually abused.

Other videos depicted adult males with girls whose ages ranged from five to 14.

Greig also had his name added to the Sex Offenders’ Register after he admitted that between November 18, 2018, and April 7, 2019, he downloaded the sex abuse material at his home.

He also pled guilty to a second charge of being in possession of the videos and still images on April 8, 2019.

He had already been warned by Sheriff Gillian Wade that prison was “his most likely destination.”

Sentence had been deferred for the preparation of a community justice social work report and an assessment from the Tay Project which aims to rehabilitate sex offenders.

Depute fiscal Chris Mackintosh told the court: “The degree of moral turpitude is of far greater significance than the quantity might first suggest.”

Greig told police that he was scared – but also relieved – that police had turned up at his door.

He told officers that indecent images would be found on his computer.

Some of the search terms the accused had used online indicated he had a “predilection” for pre-teen females.