A former NHS worker is facing jail after he was caught with a stash of child abuse images.
Andrew Bayne, who worked as a healthcare assistant for NHS Tayside, had more than half a day’s worth of video footage of children being abused stored on his computer.
Police, acting on a tip-off, went to his home on November 30 last year.
Fiscal depute Saima Rasheed told Dundee Sheriff Court that, when police entered, Bayne was “visibly shaking” and went to get changed.
Officers spotted him putting his hand in the rear pocket of his jeans and then claim he had only put his phone and wallet in there.
His trousers were then searched and they found a tablet and a memory card hidden – both of which contained child abuse pictures.
Miss Rasheed told the court: “A laptop and hard drive were also seized.
“These items all contained indecent images of children, namely females, between the ages of eight and 14.
“Four images and 10 videos at category A, the highest severity level, were found along with three images and three videos at category B and 1,142 images and three videos at category C.”
Bayne, 55, of Church Street, pleaded guilty on indictment to taking or making indecent images and possessing indecent images of children between July 2013 and November last year.
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael deferred sentence until next month for reports, placed Bayne on the sex offenders register and released him on bail.