Man had more than 1,400 child porn images

WHEN police arrived at Christopher Shore's house, he simply said: “I knew that this day would come”.

Anthony Bond

WHEN police arrived at Christopher Shore's house, he simply said: “I knew that this day would come”.

During a search of his home in Glebe Close, Baylham, officers found almost 1500 indecent images of children on four different computers.

The majority of the pictures were of children under the age of 13 and three of them were ranked at level four, with level five being the most graphic. One image contained a naked girl of seven or eight while one of the worst images showed a man sexually abusing a 10 to 11-year-old girl.


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At Ipswich magistrates' court yesterday, Shore, 37, pleaded guilty to four charges of making indecent photographs of children between May 29, 2007, and May 7, 2009.

Prosecutor Tess James said that the images were found on the hard-drives of four computers, which contained “quite a lot of images of young people and young children”. She added: “The quantity is of great concern”,

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Ian Duckworth, representing Shore, said his client acknowledged his guilt straight away and assisted police officers when they searched his home.

The court heard that Shore's computers had 1463 images of level one pictures - deemed the least graphic - two level two pictures, seven level three and three level four.

Because of the seriousness of the offences, magistrates' decided to commit Shore to Ipswich Crown Court where he will be sentenced at a later date.

Mrs Glinos, chairman of the magistrates' bench, told him: “We feel that this matter is so serious that you should receive greater punishment than we can impose in this court and we are going to commit you to the crown court for sentencing. One of the reasons is the number of images involved.”

He was released on unconditional bail.

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