Man guilty of downloading child porn

0
Have your say

A MAN who downloaded more than 60,000 images of child pornography from the internet was arrested following a tip-off to police.

Michael Ragan, 57, was caught after police raided his home in Granton Mains Vale, Edinburgh, in December 2011.

Yesterday, Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard how officers who searched his computer found he kept a total of 67,889 indecent photographs on the machine. Detectives also found 273 pornographic movies featuring children on the PC which was seized following a search of his property.

Officers acted after receiving a tip-off that Ragan visited websites which hosted child porn between November 2004 and November 2005.

The court heard how officers also found a series of images of a young girl which Ragan had manipulated to make illegal and that Ragan immediately confessed his wrong doing to police.

Ragan, a first offender, pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing child pornography. Sentence was deferred for reports about his mental health. He will be sentenced on November 13.