Pensioner owns up to child porn

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A PERVERTED pensioner caught with internet child porn admitted to police that he liked to look at images of youngsters being abused.

Alexander Penman, 66, made the confession when police raided his home in April 2011, Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard.

He was arrested after Lothian and Borders officers received intelligence that he was using software to download indecent photographs at his house in Whitson Grove, Balgreen.

Detectives found he had 1158 indecent photographs and 14 videos showing boys aged six to 16 being abused. Some of the seized material also showed girls being abused.

Penman pleaded guilty to downloading and storing porn between January 30, 2008 and April 29, 2011 before Sheriff Kenneth Maciver yesterday.

Sentence was deferred for reports, but Sheriff Maciver told Penman he could not rule out imposing a prison sentence.