An Irvine pervert has dodged jail after being caught with a sickening collection of child sex abuse images.

David Wylie, 62, previously admitted hoarding the horrific images – 33 of which were in the worst category of abuse – after his home in Kilpatrick Place was raided by police.

Wylie was given a Community Payback Order and place under supervision for three years when he returned to the dock on Monday, April 8 last week.

As reported in the Times in February, Wylie pled guilty to two charges of downloading and possessing indecent images of children between January 1, 2015, and April 25 last year, after police unearthed the images from his computer.

Procurator Fiscal Depute Jo Cunningham told the court: “Items seized were subject to a full forensic examination.

“During the course of the examination, a total of 33 images were recovered at Category A. One of these images showed a naked female, less than 10-years old, being sexually abused by a naked adult male.

“Thirty of the images were category B, and one of those images showed a blindfolded naked female, of less than 10 years.

“Eighty-six of the images were accessible at the time.”

After his arrest, Wylie gave a “no comment” interview to the officers in Saltcoats Police Station.

When he returned to court on Monday, April 8, Wylie was told to complete 225 hours of unpaid work and was given a conduct requirement for a period of three years.

He was told he will not have unsupervised contact of any kind with children under 16 and will also be made to take part in the Moving Forward Making Changes programme - which tries to address the behaviour of sex offenders.

Wylie was also placed on the sex offenders register for three years.