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Aberdeen doctor guilty of child pornography charges

Douglas Harris
Image caption Harris was found guilty of being involved in child pornography

An Aberdeen doctor sobbed in court as he was found guilty of child pornography charges.

Douglas Harris, 29, denied taking, permitting to be taken or making indecent images, as well as being in possession of pictures.

Harris had lodged special defences of incrimination and alibi at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

The offences happened between 2004 and 2006. Sentence was deferred for reports.

The jury took just over an hour to reach its verdicts after a trial which began on 2 June.

Harris had claimed someone else could have been responsible for downloading the images.

His girlfriend, Maria Carle, had said she was "certain in her heart" that he was not responsible for the crimes.

The trial heard that police recovered fragments of internet chats from his computer which requested indecent images of teenagers.

Experts told the jury that the images found were mainly of under-16s.

Sentence was deferred until 13 July.

NHS Grampian said it no longer employed the former Aberdeen Royal Infirmary worker.

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