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Mikaeel Kular: Internet troll admits Facebook abuse

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Image caption Shaun Moth posted abuse about Mikaeel Kular on Facebook

A man has admitted posting offensive comments on Facebook about an Edinburgh boy beaten to death by his mother.

Shaun Moth posted abuse about Mikaeel Kular on the social networking site the day before the three-year-old boy's body was found in a wood in Kirkcaldy.

The 45-year-old, who lives in Aberdeenshire, posted the comments on an anti-racism page as a police search was underway for the boy in January.

Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, was jailed for 11 years in August for her son's death.

Adekoya had originally been charged with murder, but admitted the reduced charge of culpable homicide.

Moth, from Whitehills, pleaded guilty to conducting himself in a disorderly manner, posting grossly offensive comments on Facebook and breaching the peace, aggravated by religious prejudice when he appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Thursday.

He is due to be sentenced at a later date.

Image caption Rosdeep Adekoya was originally charged with murdering son Mikaeel Kular

Fiscal depute David Bernard said: "A post was put on the page for a group entitled Scotland United Against the racist SDL.

"During the evening of 16 January, one of the administrators for that Facebook page noticed a comment about the missing child which was made at 17:45 that day by a user named Shaun Moth.

Other racist comments were also posted by Moth, one of them ending: "My work is done here. wpww 14/88."

Mr Bernard said the acronym wpww was understood to stand for White Power World Wide and 14/88 was a Neo-Nazi term for "Heil Hitler".

Describing himself as a Nationalist Socialist, he told officers that he often went on to the Facebook page for debate and classed it as a left wing Marxist page for a "communist types".

Moth was asked if he was racist and said he was an intelligent man and "not a mindless yob".

Moth was remanded in custody.

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