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David Logan jailed over indecent images of children

A man who was caught with over 5,000 indecent images and films of children has been jailed for six months.

David Logan, 24, from Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, admitted downloading the material between February 2007 and September 2010.

He was caught after police tracked his activities over the internet.

After his arrest, Logan posed in front of a sign that said "beware children" and wore a T-shirt which read "calm down - you're scaring the children".

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard how Logan was caught with almost 5,000 indecent images of children and 239 movies of child abuse.

'Serious abuse'

Several of the images were ranked by prosecutors at level 5 - the worst under the law.

Logan, who plead guilty in August, was sentenced to 30 months in prison - six months of which will be a custodial sentence and a further 24 months will be an extended sentence to be served in the community.

He will also be put on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

Sheriff David Hall said: "Viewing and downloading indecent photographs of which each photo represents serious abuse of the child depicted in the photo created a demand for this material.

"Such offence could be said to contribute to the pain and discomfort of the child. "

Sheriff Hall also imposed measures under a sexual offences prevention order which prohibits Logan from using any computer and camera equipment capable of storing moving or still photographs.

He is also been prevented from making contact with any child under the age of 16 except his own child, which is due to be born later this year.

Sheriff Hall added: "I've considered carefully the criminal justice and social work report and the risk assessment and I note the progress you are currently making on your probation order, the affect this conviction may have on your relationship with your partner and any relationship you seek to have with your unborn child.

""I'm satisfied that a further probation order would not reflect the gravity of this offence.

"A custodial sentence is only appropriate. I have to ensure the public is protected from serious harm from people like you."

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