A detective has said “no one is above the law” after his police constable colleague was sentenced for possessing child abuse images.
James Paul escaped a prison sentence after admitting being in possession of the sick pictures at his home in Bishopton, Renfrewshire.
The 37-year-old was given a three-year-community payback order at Paisley Sheriff Court yesterday.
Officers raided Paul’s address on December 6 last year and seized computer equipment which contained 38 images.
He was suspended by Police Scotland before resigning from the force.
Detective Inspector Tom Carty from the Public Protection Unit based in Paisley warned other perverts: “we will find you”.
He said: “No one is above the law.
“If you are engaged in criminal activity at the expense of young children you can be assured we will use every resource at our disposal to find you and hold you to account for your crimes.
“You may think you can hide behind your computer and take precautions to conceal your identity but that is simply not the case.
“Working alongside our partners, we will continue to target anyone who is involved in this abhorrent activity and be assured, we will find you.”