Perverted teen who enjoyed watching horrific baby rape movies escapes jail.
Kieran Holburn, 19, from Edinburgh, downloaded hundreds of sick films showing toddlers being abused – some of which involved kids being forced into sex acts with animals
A perverted teenager who enjoyed watching movies of babies being raped has escaped a jail sentence.
Kieran Holburn downloaded hundreds of sick films depicting toddlers being abused
The Daily Record reports that some of the disgusting clips involved children being forced into committing sexual acts with animals.
Holburn was found with more than 500 vile movies and almost 100 sickening child abuse images – with most being at the worst end of the spectrum – but incredibly escaped prison.
The 19-year-old pervert was caught storing the horrific images on a laptop after a police raid at the Edinburgh home he shares with his parents.
Holburn used websites Reddit and Tumblr to chat to fellow paedos online – and said he was given illicit website addresses on the ‘dark web’.
Officers raided his home in April last year following information the Internet connection at that address had been “used to access indecent images of children”.
Holburn pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last month and returned to be sentenced yesterday.
Sheriff Thomas Welsh spared Holburn a jail term and instead placed him on a 30-month supervision order where he will have to complete an Internet offenders programme.
The teenager – who was just 17-years-old when he began committing the revolting offences – was also placed on the sex offenders register for the next 30 months.
Last month fiscal depute Kim Schofield told the court: “He downloaded images depicting the abuse of a wide range of boys, from pre-pubescent down to toddlers.
“He also confirmed he downloaded movie files containing children involved in sexual acts with animals including acts with a dog and a donkey.”
The fiscal said 528 sick movies and 96 still images of child abuse had been discovered on Holborn’s laptop, with most being at the worst end of the spectrum.
Ms Schofield added Holborn had watched films featuring babies as young as six-months-old being raped and “toddlers being tied up and abused” by adults.
Holborn enjoyed online sex conversations with fellow sickos and had been given web addresses to seek out his fantasies.
Ms Schofield added police recovered a laptop from his bedroom on April 21 last year after receiving information his IP address had been identified in connection with downloading child abuse images.
Ms Schofield said: “On arrival police spoke to the accused’s mother and father who then phoned the accused to return home.
“He said he had engaged in sexual conversations on Reddit and Tumbler and he was given links which took him to websites that contained indecent images of children.”
During a police interview Holborn admitted using the ‘deep web’ to find the images but denied he found them arousing.
Holborn pleaded guilty to possessing indecent photographs of children at his home in Gracemount, Edinburgh, between January 16 and April 21 last year.