Glasgow & West Scotland

Ian Robertson snared by images on mobile phone

Ian Robertson
Image caption Ian Robertson admitted possessing and downloading indecent images

A care worker has admitted possessing and downloading indecent images of children after being caught when he left his mobile phone at work.

Ian Robertson, 49, left his phone at a Richmond Fellowship office in Glasgow, where a colleague who checked it discovered hundreds of indecent images.

After police traced the phone to Robertson, they found 5,507 images on his home computer.

Sentence on Robertson was deferred and he was released on bail.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how one of Robertson's colleagues noticed the phone lying in the office and picked it up to see who it belonged to.

'Mere fantasies'

After being unable to confirm its owner from the contacts section, she checked the media entries, where she found the indecent images.

Police were called and the phone - which contained 748 indecent images - was traced to Robertson, who was later arrested.

While being interviewed, he told officers that the images were "mere fantasies".

Roberton's home was also searched and further images were found on a laptop and computer discs.

Sheriff Sam Cathcart deferred sentence until August for background reports and Robertson was released on bail.

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