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Halstead IT worker admits sex offences

PUBLISHED: 16:18 28 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:18 28 June 2018

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT

An Essex IT worker who downloaded child porn will be sentenced next month.

Before Ipswich Crown Court today for a plea hearing was Graham Walmsley, 48, of Ridgewell Road, Halstead, who pleaded guilty to two offences of making indecent images of children on or before March 30 2016.

The court heard that Walmsley had initially pleaded not guilty to the offences and his trial was due to have started next week.

Matthew Sorel-Cameron, prosecuting, said that on a scale of A to C, with level A being the most serious category, the images found in Walmsley’s possession were in categories B and C.

Judge Emma Peters agreed to adjourn the case until next month for a pre-sentence report.

Marc Brown for Walmsley said his client had initially denied the offences. “It has taken him time to come out in a guilty plea,” said Mr Brown.

He said his client worked in IT and some of the images on his computer had been there for some time.

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