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Reid later admitted he acted alone after more than images of children were found on his two laptops. The flatmate, described in court as vulnerable, moved out after the word "paedo" was written outside his home.
About sharing A year-old man who used a flatmate's Facebook to seex to what he believed were underage girls has been jailed for 16 months. These images were distributed online and found by police in New Zealand.
Det Ch Insp Fil Capaldi of Police Scotland said: "Hugh Sim's sentence today reflects the gravity of his actions and demonstrates that there is no hiding place for people who commit these types of depraved crimes against children, wherever they may be - crimes which would have impacted on this young girl's ability to enjoy a normal, happy denfrewshire. Defence counsel Susan Duff said: "He accepts that he has been convicted of these offences, but maintains his position of claiming he is not guilty.
Sentencing him at Glasgow High Court, the judge said the damage to his victim was "catastrophic". Brian Reid was caught by decoys from a "paedophile vigilante" group at his home in Dunbartonshire last January. He was convicted of sexually abusing the girl, and making and distributing indecent photos.
Glasgow Sheriff Court heard he thought he was in contact with two year-old girls. Hugh Sim, 30, from Renfrew, was caught after the pictures were spotted in a chat group by police in New Sx. Judge Johanna Johnston told him: "You photographed and filmed abuse which took place many times for your sexual gratification. His flatmate, who has learning difficulties, was arrested alongside Reid, but was later freed.