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Pervert Procurator Fiscal MacFarlane
Ex-prosecutor Stuart MacFarlane had indecent images
A former prosecutor is facing a prison term after he admitted downloading indecent images of children.
Stuart MacFarlane, 45, from Glasgow, was caught with almost 15,000 images at his former family home in Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire, on 28 December 2012.
Sentence on MacFarlane was deferred at Paisley Sheriff Court and his name was placed on the sex offenders' register.
A case against the ex-depute procurator fiscal, after he was allegedly caught with a prostitute, was dropped in 2006.
The court heard how police, acting under a search warrant, searched MacFarlane's then family home at the end of last year.
They seized two laptops and an external hard drive from an outside shed, which had a plaque outside stating "Dad's Den".
After the computer equipment had been fully analysed, it was discovered that there were almost 15,000 still images.
Some showed children posing alone, others showed sexual activity between children and adults, while others featured an animal.
The girls involved in the images are thought to have ranged from three to 14 years of age.
MacFarlane, who now lives in Mount Florida, Glasgow, later admitted downloading the images between March and December last year.