A 25-YEAR-OLD Selkirk man who admitted at the town's sheriff court possessing and distributing indecent images of children has been placed on supervision for the next two years.

Police swooped on an address in Selkirk's Chapel Street in May last year after officers were alerted to someone having uploaded "child sexual abuse material" onto the internet through Kik – a free mobile messaging app.

The court heard Dylan Walker, who was alone at the time, was found to have indecent images of children on three devices – a tablet computer and two mobile phones.

There were also 30 accessible images in category A, which is deemed to be the most severe.

In addition there were 64 accessible videos featuring extreme pornography.

Walker pleaded guilty to a total of three charges dating back to 2019 – including taking or permitting to be taken photographs or pseudo-photographs of children at his home and elsewhere.

Some of the images were inaccessible having been deleted but were recovered by police forensic officers.

Walker also had his named placed on the sex offenders register and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work to be completed over the next 12 months.