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Rapist John Barney jailed over child pornography images

A convicted rapist has been jailed for possessing child pornography.

John Barney, 54, of Aberdeen, who is serving 10 years for rape, previously admitted having indecent images and videos of youngsters stored on computer equipment in his home.

He was jailed for a year at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, to run concurrently with the rape sentence.

Defence lawyer Mike Monro said: "It was his birthday yesterday, it's not like a birthday he has ever had before."

He explained: "The accused did not make the photographs or the videos. He saw the items and he viewed the items."

Barney was also placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

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