A Scottish business manager has built a sick collection of child abuse images, including toddlers as young as two.
Lindsay Holman has been trapped after cops burst into the East Lothian home he shared with his wife.
The 64-year-old, who once held a senior position at tech company Panasonic, has amassed the evil loot in five years.
The videos and photos featured boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 14.
Shamed Holman donned a black hat, mask and sunglasses as he left Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to possessing indecent images of children.
Tax MP Anna Chisholm said police obtained a search warrant for Holman’s address in Haddington.
Ms Chisholm said officers arrived at the property on May 25 last year and found Holman at his home with his wife.
The court heard cops question Holman, who denied having access to child abuse footage, and confiscated several electronic devices.
Ms Chisholm said a system drive was used to access nearly 500 indecent images of children, including 84 category A photos – the worst tier.
The court was told that examination of a laptop also revealed almost 500 images, 46 of which were category A. The laptop also contained 17 category A videos.
An external hard drive contained Grade A video while a second hard drive contained more indecent footage.
Holman admitted possessing indecent images of young people in his home between August 20, 2016 and May 25, 2021.
According to company records, Holman was managing director of research firm Televisua Ltd for much of that time.
Companies House records showed Holman filed for the company to be broken up in June 2020.
Areas of expertise listed by Holman include digital video and television, mobile devices, consumer electronics and interactive television.
Defense agent Peter O’Neill said his client had recently retired.
Sheriff Kenneth Maciver postponed Holman’s sentence until next month for reports.
The sheriff granted a Crown motion for forfeiture of the seized devices and placed Holman on the sex offender registry.
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