A sex offender snared with indecent images of young girls for the second time has been caged for 12 months.
David Munro, 51, was also placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for ten years.
Sheriff Bruce Erroch QC told Munro there was no alternative way of punishing him other than locking him up again.
When taken to the police station and questioned he first claimed he had “not been looking for indecent images”.
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When asked why he was on these sites, he replied: “I thought it was just for teenage lassies.”
After being shown one image of a youngster found, he admitted: “Aye, she looks younger than 16.”
Munro later admitted he “had not been honest” with cops about his conduct.
Sheriff Bruce Erroch, who had studied background reports before calling the case, said Munro’s offences were so serious that prison was the only option available.
He told him: “Due to the nature of the charge, and your more serious previous conviction, I am going to impose custody.”
The court heard Munro – who was caged for 27 months in September 2018 for distributing and hoarding child abuse films – had been busted again on February 5.
The court heard cops who monitor sex offenders in Renfrewshire visited the house in Johnstone where Munro lives with his parents.
He was found in a bedroom upstairs when he was asked if he could switch on his Xbox console.
Officers clocked a browser tab on his screen with the word ‘p****’ and noticed several images of young females engaged in sexual acts.
The girls were younger than 16 years old.
Other terms observed on tabs were ‘Lolita,’ ‘teen cute’ and ‘proscribed p****’.”
Cyber crime experts analysed his gaming device and discovered nine images depicting the sexual abuse of girls aged as young as ten.
One was Category A, two were Category B and the remainder were classed as Category C.
He appeared via video link from prison for sentencing after pleading guilty to a charge of possession of indecent images of children.
Munro was also placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for ten years following the hearing.