61-year-old Rushmere man admits charges involving nearly 8,000 child porn images

Man admits child porn charges

Man admits child porn charges - Credit: PA

A 61-year-old man faces an anxious wait for his sentencing after admitting he made nearly 8,000 indecent images of children.

Christopher Skinner, of Holly Lane, Rushmere St Andrew, also admitted being in possession an extreme pornographic image featuring a dog.

Skinner pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent photographs of a child when he appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Ipswich.

The court was told all four of the charges he admitted to related to the period between January 1, 2013 and November 6 last year.

One of the child pornography charges involved 46 images - including 17 movies, another offence involved 7,257 images, and the third 534 images.

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More than 2,000 of the images were said to be categorised as Level A – the most serious grading of indecent images of children.

Prosecutor Colette Harper said Skinner was arrested on November 5 when a search warrant was executed at his home.

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Computer equipment was then seized and examined by police.

Larissa Hutson, representing Skinner, said she would be making no representations on her client’s behalf at the hearing.

Skinner’s case was committed to Ipswich Crown Court for sentencing due to the seriousness of the offences.

The date has yet to be fixed.

Skinner was released on conditional bail. The condition is that he must not have any unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18.

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