WEST CALDER NONCE

Man jailed after police seize 400,000 child porn images

A 26-year-old man caught with one of the largest number of child porn images ever found in the country has been jailed for ten months.
When police raided Michael Morgan’s home, after receiving information from the FBI in San Francisco, they seized his computer tower and 121 CD-ROMs.
These were painstakingly analysed by police and found to contain almost 400,000 indecent photographs and movies of children aged from just two to 14.
Judge William George ordered Morgan, who now lives in West Calder, West Lothian, to sign on to the Sex Offenders’ Register for ten years and banned him from working with children and using certain software.
Liverpool Crown Court heard police went to Morgan’s former home in Hastings Road, Waterloo, Merseyside on June 2, 2005.
This followed an FBI investigation into a Michigan man and an e-mail that showed that Morgan had paid $50 to access illegal pornography. His home was searched and he was found to be a prolific collector of images.
Morgan admitted 25 charges involving downloading 395,048 indecent images.