Sex offender who viewed child rape videos used Dundee library computer without consent

Andrew Bayne leaving Dundee Sheriff Court
Andrew Bayne leaving Dundee Sheriff Court

A sheriff recalled a TripAdvisor-style review of the city’s court while chiding a sex offender for using a library computer to look at golfing holidays.

Former NHS worker Andrew Bayne spent two days in custody after being arrested at the Central Library.

Bayne, 55, had been banned from accessing the internet without the consent of his social worker after admitting having a haul of disgusting child rape videos in 2017.

The pervert had used the public computer to access his TalkTalk account, look at the Cineworld website and browse golfing holidays online.

Bayne appeared yesterday before Sheriff Alastair Brown, who used an analogy about a Google review of the court warning him about repeating his behaviour.

Addressing Bayne directly, he said: “I have no doubt the order to which you are subjected is causing you all sorts of difficulties. It’s meant to.

“About four years ago if you searched for Dundee Sheriff Court, you would find a review about it.

“It was a great place to go for the weekend before you go for an extended stay in Perth.

“I looked again recently and it’s not there now.

“You have had the weekend and you do not want the extended break in Perth.”

Bayne pleaded guilty to breaching the terms of the community payback order.

When asked by Sheriff Brown why Bayne didn’t ask permission from his supervising officer, solicitor David Duncan replied: “That’s a question I am sure he has spent the last several hours asking himself.”

Bayne, who could be seen smiling as the comments were made, was allowed to have his order continue and remain at liberty.

The court previously heard Bayne, who worked as a healthcare assistant for NHS Tayside, had more than 12 hours’ worth of videos of children being abused stored on his computer.

Bayne, of Church Street, pleaded guilty to taking or making indecent images of children and possessing indecent images of children between July 2013 and November 2017.

He was placed on the sex offenders register for three years and banned from using the internet without permission during that time.

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