Fife man caught with child porn in police raid

A 46-year-old man downloaded child porn at his home in Fife.

Friday, 7th February 2020, 5:16 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 9:06 am
Stuart Melville appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
Stuart Melville appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

The offences took place over a four-month period in Glenrothes and involved over 100 images and videos.

Stuart Melville (46) now of Durward Street, Leven, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing.

He previously admitted that between July 1, and October 31, 2018, at Aitken Road, Glenrothes, he downloaded indecent photographs of children.

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Depute fiscal Claire Bremner told the court that acting on intelligence received, police sought and were granted a search warrant.

It was executed on February 13 when Melville and his parents were present in the house.

A laptop belonging to Melville was seized from his bedroom.

It was found to contain 91 indecent images and 27 illegal videos.

Sheriff Alastair Brown told Melville: “Every one of these images represents the actual abuse of a child.”

He imposed a community payback order with 180 hours of unpaid work and two years of supervision.

Melville was also placed on the sex offenders register for five years.

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