A homes salesman who was caught with more than 3,000 indecent images of children on his computers is facing the sack, the Tele can reveal.
Scott Angus, 51, was working for Miller Homes at its Ashludie Grange development in Monifieith as recently as last week before he appeared in court in connection with his collection of abuse photos and videos.
Angus, originally from Broughty Ferry, had previously worked as a car salesman in Dundee for several years — selling vehicles for firms including Mini and Citroen.
Now, he’s facing disciplinary proceedings from Miller Homes bosses, after he admitted at Dundee Sheriff Court to possessing the indecent images — some of which were said to have been of the “most explicit type”.
A spokesman for Miller Homes confirmed Angus was still an employee but the Tele understands he is set to lose his job.
The spokesman said: “Mr Angus has been removed from site with immediate effect and the matter is now being dealt with in accordance with company procedures.
“Mr Angus is still employed. He has been immediately removed from all duties and is not at work.
“Miller Homes is now handling the matter in line with company HR procedure.
“As this is an ongoing legal case, it would be inappropriate for us to provide further comment at this time.”
A source close to the development told the Tele: “It’s been a shock to a lot of folk who knew Angus.
“Everyone in the development is fuming that he was working there so recently — up until last week at least.
“Maybe he didn’t tell them about the case, because surely he would have been sacked.
“Apparently a lot of people are getting in touch with Miller Homes looking for answers.”
One resident added: “He was selling houses in Monifieth until recently. It is shocking to hear what he has done.”
Dundee Sheriff Court heard Angus, whose address was given as Mid Road in the Hilltown, possessed 2,709 still images and 386 videos of more than 35 hours in length on six electronic devices.
Of those, 56 images and more than 200 videos were of the most explicit type.
Angus admitted that between August 13 2015 and June 4 this year, at an address in Broughty Ferry, he took or permitted to be taken or made indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of children.
He also admitted that on June 6, at the same address, he possessed indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of children. Sentence was deferred until November 13.