A PENSIONER pleaded guilty last week to having indecent images of children at his home in Alexandria.

David Wilson, 67, admitted at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on October 30 to taking indecent images of children, or permitting them to be taken, between October 15, 2015 and February 17, 2017.

The court heard police found more than 30 still and moving images after carrying out a search of Wilson’s home in Woodside Crescent in January.

Almost a dozen of the images were deemed to be at category A – the most serious kind.

Prosecutor Joanne Gilmour told the court: “On January 16, 2018, police in possession of a search warrant attended at Wilson’s home. The door was opened by the accused.

“Police showed him the warrant and told them why they were there. He told them, ‘I have some on my mobile but it’s not porn’.

“An initial examination of the pen drive found moving indecent images of children at category A, the highest level.

“A further examination of the Dell tower revealed 17 still images of male and female children aged between nine and 14 years old. They were all at categories B and C.

“The pen drive contained 16 moving images of female children aged between eight and 13 years old. Eleven were at category A, three at category B and two at category C.

“He was cautioned and charged and told police, ‘I didn’t know I had it’.”

Sheriff Simon Pender deferred sentence on Wilson until December 4, calling for a full social background report and a psychological report, including an assessment of the danger he poses to young children.

Wilson was put on the sex offenders register.

Bail was continued.