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Student Ezekiel Oladapo in court over child porn stash

A Glasgow University student who applied to work with children has admitted downloading and distributing indecent images of children.

Ezekiel Oladapo, 20, who is from London but lives in Drumchapel, Glasgow, was caught after flatmates found video files in a shared access site.

Police later found 4,409 indecent images and 77 videos on Oladapo's laptop, phone and memory stick.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, sentence on Oladapo was deferred.

The court was told Oladapo lived in student accommodation in Maryhill, in a single room with a shared toilet and kitchen.

'Ezekiel's Frostwire'

Each room had a socket allowing students to connect their computers to access the internet and view videos from each others shared files.

On 11 or 12 December 2010, Alexandra Fullerton was in her room when she noticed a file in the shared folder called "Ezekiel's Frostwire".

The court was told the folder contained two videos which had suggestive titles and that Ms Fullerton did not open them but told her other flatmates what she had found a couple of days later.

The students decided to view the files to see what they contained and afterwards contacted police for advice.

Officers later viewed both files and confirmed that one of them contained indecent images of children.

They later found thousands of images and dozens of videos on Oladapo's computer, memory stick and phone.

Oladapo later told police he had been downloading indecent images of children since he was about 17.

Extreme images

He also admitted sending and receiving images to three others by email. The offences took place in the later months of 2010.

The court was told Oladapo previously worked with children.

Evidence on his computer showed he had applied for a position at the Windsor Fellowship, an organisation supporting education and opportunities for people from ethnic minorities and includes working with children.

The stash of images and videos was described as being between level one and level five - the most extreme.

It was heard Oladapo disputes that any of the material in his possession was level five.

Sheriff Martin Jones QC deferred sentence until September for reports.

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