Edinburgh pervert had thousands of horrific abuse images - including babies being raped

An Edinburgh pervert has been placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register after he was caught with thousands of horrific child abuse images.

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 6:42 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd July 2021, 6:43 pm
Pervert Pablo Souto was caught with horrific abuse images

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Pablo Souto downloaded indecent pictures of children between the age of six months and 16-years-old to a laptop at his home in the capital.

Souto, 37, was found with more than 5000 indecent images which showed children being raped by adults and adult men abusing them while performing solo sex acts

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Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told police officers received intelligence the images had been downloaded at Souto’s former home and attended at the property with a search warrant in June last year.

Prosecutor Rosie Cook said officers “seized a laptop belonging to the accused” from the house at the city’s Sinclair Place which was subsequently forensically examined.

The computer was found to have 5388 indecent images of children stored on the hard drive, the court was told

The fiscal said there were 946 Category A images - the worst end of the spectrum - along with 1202 Category B and 3240 at Category C.

Ms Cook said the disgusting pictures featured a range of ages from six-month-old female babies to 16-year-old female teenagers.

Souto’s defence agent reserved his mitigation to the sentencing hearing.

Sheriff Daniel Kelly said he was deferring sentence for the preparation of social work reports and placed Souto on the Sex Offenders’ Register for a term still to be determined.

Souto, currently of Morrison Street, Edinburgh, was granted bail and sentence was deferred to August.

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