AN AYRSHIRE man has confessed to hoarding sick images of child abuse in his home for nearly eight years.

Craig Beck, 42, was added to the sex offenders register after he pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing and having made or downloaded the images when he appeared in court last week.

Beck, of Leeward Park, Ayr, admitted having indecent photos or pseudo-photos of children at his previous address at Pennant Court in Irvine between November 2014 and August 2022.

He pleaded guilty to a second charge of making, taking or permitting to be taken the same types of photo or pseudo-photos.

Following his guilty plea at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, sentence was deferred for social work reports and a risk assessment.


Bail was continued and Beck will return to court at a later date for sentence, when the court will decide how long he will have to stay on the sex offenders register.