Stanley Bettles – Coventry
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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.