A pervert carer who was struck off after being caught with indecent images, has landed himself back in court.

James Purdie lost his job as a carer at Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Castlepark after being caught with indecent images between November 2014 and 2015.

He was convicted at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court in April 2016 of possessing the pictures in Woodlands Avenue and Dickson Drive.

At the time Purdie, who was also a volunteer coach with Clark Drive Girls football team, was found with pictures rated amongst the highest level of depravity.

He was sentenced to 270 hours of unpaid work, three years supervision and placed on a program called Moving Forward, Making Changes.

But last week Purdie, who must register all electronic devices to the Offender Management Team charged with overseeing him and found himself in the dock once again after connecting to the internet through his Xbox and failing to register his username with police.

Fiscal depute Stewart McMillan told the court: “In May 2018 officers attended the accused’s home.

“They noticed a games console within the living room it seemed to have been on and the display at the time gave rise to a user name which meant he had connected to the internet.

“Checks were carried out in regards to this and it was determined that it had not been reported to police.”

Defending Purdie, Colin McLaughlin told the court his client had simply forgotten he had to register.

He said: “The accused’s position is that this was done inadvertently.

“His father had purchased the Xbox Live account so he could play games.

“The Xbox was on in the living room and there was no attempt to hide this. The username was registered with police a few days later.”

Sheriff Shirley Foran deferred sentence until next month for reports.