A GUTTER cleaner caught with sexual videos of children has been placed on the sex offenders' register.

Niall Gordon, 29, stored the films on a laptop at his home in Dunblane, Perthshire, behind his fiancee's back.

On Wednesday, Stirling Sheriff Court was told that his address was raided after Police Scotland's computer crime unit "received intelligence" that an internet connection at the property had been used to access indecent images of children.

Officers then attended the property with a search warrant and found 15 child porn videos on Gordon's computer.

Depute fiscal Sarah Lumsden said 10 of them were in the most serious A category.

That highest A category of material, as defined by the Sentencing Council's Sexual Offences Definitive Guidelines, involves penetrative sexual activity, and/or sadism and bestiality.

Ms Lumsden said all the children in the videos were girls, aged between nine and 14.

Gordon was arrested and claimed he gained no sexual satisfaction from viewing the videos, which he watched between April and June last year.

He claimed to have stumbled on the material while trying to download music, and said it "disgusted" him.

Ms Lumsden said: "He couldn't explain why he continued to view it. He was read his rights and said he had no sexual interest in children, and it had ruined his life."

The prosecutor added that Gordon's then-fiancee had been out when police raided their address, at 7.30am on October 26 last year.

She was the contacted and returned quickly and said she was not aware Gordon had been accessing the material, which she had never seen.

Gordon, of Coldstream Avenue, Dunblane, pleaded guilty to downloading the images between April and July, 2015, at the address where he had lived with his fiancee for three years.

The court heard he had been seeing a psychotherapist since his arrest.

Sheriff Wyllie Robertson deferred sentence until June 8 for the preparation of social background reports, a risk assessment, and a report from the psychotherapist, and placed him on the Sex Offenders' Register.

On the Internet he advertises his services as "Gordon Gutter Cleaning and Property Maintenance", adding "I offer a one stop service for property maintenance in the Forth Valley".