A Clydebank repeat pervert has been put back on the sex offenders register for five years for having indecent images of children.

Dylan Bell, 26, was put on the sex offenders register for three years in 2016 for repeatedly recording images of a woman without her knowledge or consent and sending them to someone else.

He was 18 at the time and ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work.

Then between November 2021 and April 2022, he took or permitted to take indecent images and had possession of 96 such images. Some children in them were as young as three or four months old.

Now he has been put under social work supervision for three years - the maximum allowed.

This time he must do 300 hours of unpaid work within a year.

But he will be on the sex offenders register for five years, and a sexual harm prevention order was imposed for the same length of time.

He will have spent nearly a third of his life on the register by the time he is 30.

Sheriff William Gallacher imposed the sentence on March 11 at Dumbarton Sheriff Court.

Bell pleaded guilty to offences in December but sentencing had been delayed to consider what punishments could be imposed.

In the previous hearing, the court had heard that police went to Bell's home in Garscadden View in July 2022.

Officers found a phone with a total of 96 still images, 34 at the most serious category A.

The fiscal depute confirmed he hadn't taken the photos himself but possession of indecent images means he permitted them to be taken.

His defence solicitors had previously argued he was still "relatively young", but the sheriff had noted children would not be abused but for people like Bell creating the demand.