July 2016

Llandeilo man admits possessing horrific videos and images of kids being abused

A LLANDEILO man has admitted possessing hundreds of horrific indecent images and videos of child sex abuse.

Ben Stephen Thomas Barrett, of Maes y Farchnad, appeared before Llanelli magistrates to plead guilty to nine separate charges relating to the possession of 57 videos and 470 images of children on his home computer and phone.

Llanelli magistrates were told how when police confiscated the 27-year-old’s computer on October 21 last year, officers discovered ten Category A videos of children, 29 Category B videos and 18 Category C videos.

Barrett also had four Category A images, ten Category B images, 275 Category C images and a further 55 uncategorised images of children on his computer plus 122 Category C images and four unspecific prohibited images on his mobile phone.

Indecent images of children are categorised from A to C with A depicting the most extreme forms of sexual abuse.

Due to the seriousness of the offences, Barrett was committed to Swansea crown court for sentencing.

He will appear before a judge in Swansea on July 22.