A 34-year-old man who sent an indecent image of the hotel heiress Paris Hilton over his mobile phone to a 13-year-old boy has been placed on the sex offenders register.
Pictures of Paris Hilton have been circulating over mobile networks across the world since the beginning of the year, after her T-Mobile account in the US was hacked into.
The man’s actions were described at Selkirk Sheriff Court in Scotland as more “stupidity rather than any malice”. The offence came to light after the boy’s family complained to the police.
The man was found guilty of using lewd and libidinous behaviour towards the child, and had his sentence deferred for nine months.
Sheriff Kevin Drummond said, “You have engaged in bringing the culture of the building site and workplace into a private home, and now recognise it was a serious lack of judgment.”
The sheriff told the man that he would be admonished if he was of good behaviour for the next nine months. His name will remain on the sex offenders register until then.