Donald Bruton, 60, of Milton Road East, Edinburgh, pled guilty to downloading the images between July 24, 2011, and October 3 last year at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last month. Sentence had been deferred for background reports.
Defence solicitor, Mark Harrower, told Sheriff Alistair Noble that Bruton had co-operated fully with the authorities since he was arrested in October last year and had voluntarily taken part in a Government-sponsored programme for child abuse offenders.
"He is highly embarrassed and deeply ashamed of the shame he has caused his family," he said. Sheriff Noble acknowledged Bruton was a first offender.