A man who superimposed his own face on to sick child sex abuse pictures was today facing jail.
James Boyack’s home in Dundee’s Clepington Road was raided following intelligence that he was in possession of indecent images of children.
E-crime cops found hundreds of indecent images and videos – including some which featured animals.
Further sickening images showing children being sexually abused were found, including pictures where Boyack had digitally added his face over the top of the men seen in the images.
Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson told Dundee Sheriff Court that following his arrest on those charges in October 2014 Boyack moved to Stirling’s Bannockburn Road.
He was then raided again in June last year – and was again found in possession of child porn.
Boyack’s offences come 18 years after he was convicted of almost identical crimes.
In 1998 he received a two-and-a-half year jail term for abusing a three-year-old and making “composite” photographs by taking videos of unsuspecting children and turning them into pornographic images.
Boyack rocked back and forth on his seat in the dock as Miss Robertson told the court: “He fully admitted having downloaded indecent images of children.
“He stated that this behaviour made him feel ashamed and that he would frequently wipe his computer’s memory to remove the temptation, before downloading further images.
“In total, across the eight devices seized across the two loci, were 194 indecent images and 18 indecent videos of children, as well as 262 extreme pornographic images were recovered.
“There were 97 images and 18 videos at category A, 43 images were at category B and 54 images were at category C.
“The indecent images of children had been downloaded between December 9 2012 and June 17 2015.
“The extreme pornographic images had been downloaded between June 8 2014 and October 27 2014.
Miss Robertson added: “The internet search history of the laptop was consistent with the accused actively searching for indecent images of children.”
Boyack, 70, now of Inverness, pleaded guilty on indictment to charges under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act.
Defence solicitor Iain Myles said: “I’d ask in the first instance that reports be called for and his bail be continued meantime.”
Sheriff Lorna Drummond QC deferred sentence until next month for social work background reports and released him on bail ahead of sentencing.
She said: “These are serious matters particularly because you have a previous conviction for the same thing.
“That was some time ago, in 1998, but nonetheless it is a very serious matter.”
Boyack was placed on the sex offenders’ register meantime.
In his 1998 offence appeal judges were told Boyack “regarded himself as a ‘monster'”.
It emerged during that case that Boyack had made secret videos of children then turned them in to pornographic images.