Saturday, 3 November 2012

Sex crime nursery worker Alexander Mortimer has jail term cut

A nursery worker from Lanarkshire who was jailed for eight years for filming himself abusing young boys has had his prison term cut by appeal judges.

Alexander Mortimer, 28, admitted assaulting the boys, taking indecent photographs of children, and possessing indecent images.

His lawyers successfully argued he was not given a large enough sentence reduction for his early guilty plea.

Appeal judges reduced his prison term to five years and 11 months.

When he was sentenced, the High Court in Edinburgh heard how Mortimer filmed and photographed the abuse he carried out, and was found to have 17,967 indecent images and 582 videos on his computer.

Read More: BBC News

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