Dad downloaded child porn and bestiality videos

Edinburgh Sheriff Court
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A DAD who downloaded videos of child porn and bestiality has been jailed.

William Levy, 50, was caught with more than 9000 “deeply distressing and disturbing” videos and photographs depicting the horrific acts.

Levy, from Tranent, downloaded the explicit pictures and movies over a three-year period, and has now been placed on the sex offenders’ register for the next ten years.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard that the father-of-four was caught out following the “result of intelligence” by police.

Levy pleaded guilty to taking, or permit to be taken, or making indecent photographs of children between October 31, 2012 and March 25 last year. He also admitted to possessing extreme pornographic images depicting bestiality.

Sheriff Michael O’Grady QC sentenced Levy to a total of 18 months in prison, and placed him on the sex offenders register for the next ten years.

He said: “I cannot fail to regard this as anything other than serious. There are a huge number of images involved in these charges and many of them are deeply distressing, deeply disturbing and deeply upsetting.

“Unless there are people like you, who are willing to collect these type of images, then there would be no market for them and many children would not have to suffer.”