Student kept thousands of child porn images on laptop

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A STUDENT has admitted having almost 3000 child porn images on his laptop.

Richard Sangster, 22, from the Saughton area, admitted possessing and taking indecent images between November 2008 and February 2011 at his home.

The city’s sheriff court heard that police raided Sangster’s home after they received intelligence about his behaviour.

They found 2675 images on a computer hard drive and a further 180 images of children on a laptop, fiscal depute Ann MacNeill said.

Most of the images found on the laptop were of girls of around 10 years old, the fiscal added.

Defence agent Mark Harrower said Sangster had made efforts to get back on track when his computer stopped working in 2009.

Sheriff Derrick McIntyre deferred sentence until next month for reports and ordered Sangster to register as a sex offender.