August 2015

Plymouth City Council youth worker unmasked as a paedophile

A former council youth worker has been handed a suspended jail term for possessing and making indecent images of children.

Anthony Farrell, of Plymouth, pleaded guilty to four counts of possessing indecent images of youngsters at category A to C.

The 46-year-old further admitted four counts of making indecent images of children in the same categories.

The offences took place from October 8, 2014 to January 16 this year.

At Truro Crown Court he was given an eight-month jail term, suspended for two years.

It has now emerged that Mr Farrell worked for Plymouth City Council’s children and young people’s service during the time the offences took place. 

He was suspended from his role in January and sacked in March.

June 2015

Plymouth man admits possessing indecent images of children 

A 46-YEAR-OLD man has admitted possessing and making indecent images of children at Landrake.

At Truro Crown Court on Friday, Anthony Farrell, of Plymouth, pleaded guilty to four counts of possessing indecent images of youngsters at category A to C on the scale used to categorise such material, in which A is the most serious.

He further admitted four counts of making indecent images of children in the same categories.

The offences took place from October 8, 2014 to January 16, this year.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before the court for sentence on July 17, following the preparation of a pre-sentence report by the probation service.

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