A PERVERT who hoarded child abuse images for 17 years is facing jail after admitting his guilt over his sordid stash.

Paul Goretti downloaded banned filth at his home in Brisbane Road, Bishopton, between July 2000 and March last year.

Some of the files he was caught with, which included pictures and movies and were spread on two hard drives stashed in his loft, were categorised as being the most extreme there is.

Goretti, 50, admitted his guilt over the offences when he appeared in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court for a pre-trial hearing.

He admitted two charges of breaking the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 by downloading indecent images of children and hoarding them for 17 years.

Following Goretti’s guilty pleas, Sheriff James Spy placed him on the Sex Offenders’ Register and deferred sentence for reports.

As he did so, Sheriff Spy told him: “Such crimes are serious.

“You must co-operate with the social work agencies in respect of these reports.”

Goretti is set to learn his fate when he returns to the dock next month.