It allows people anonymously to create and view "Yaks" within a 5-mile radius thus potentially making it more intimate and relevant for people reading the posts.
Their report to the court was so critical Sheriff Alistair Watson said he was “quite taken aback” when he read it.
They raised concerns about the dad’s family and young child, but the former police officer insisted his interest was “confined entirely” to the online world.
He also initially claimed he didn’t get sexual gratification from the images he viewed, but admitted in court this was not true.
Defence lawyer Greg Farrell said his client had not been “entirely forthcoming” with social workers, and “accepts that he was defensive”, adding: “He became, on at least one occasion, hostile.” Mr Farrell said Reilly’s police officer wife was standing by him, adding: “When he says that his family support him, he is at pains to point out that that does not mean in any way that they condone his behaviour. They are appalled and shocked at his behaviour.” He said Reilly would never again hold the responsibility and trust he once had, with the former police officer describing his own behaviour as “vile”, “dreadful” and “appalling”.
Reilly resigned from the Ministry of Defence after first being suspended by the force when the allegations came to light.