April 2016

Foleshill man pleads guilty to making and possessing over 6,000 indecent images of children

A Coventry man has admitted making and possessing more than 6,000 indecent images of children.

Stanley Bettles pleaded guilty to six charges – three of possession of indecent photographs of a child and three of making indecent photographs of a child – at the city’s magistrates court.

The 59-year-old, of Jenner Street, Foleshill, created a total of 6,185 indcent images – both still and moving – between December 2013 and March 2015.

They included images in each of the three offence categories, including 861 of the worst kind; category A.

Bettles also admitted possessing 77 images – once again across all three categories – in April last year.

He will be sentenced at Warwick Crown Court with a date still to be set.

Bettles was given conditional bail which includes having no unsupervised contact with anyone under 16 years old and no internet access unless in a public place, such as a library or job centre.