November 2016

Man awaits fate after being caught with more than 4,000 child abuse images

A man is awaiting sentence after he was caught with more than 4,000 child abuse images.

Paul Darkings, 39, from Stockton , pleaded guilty at Teesside Crown Court on Monday.

He pleaded guilty to making 302 indecent photographs of children at the most serious Category A level on May 26, making 227 at Category B, and 3,639 at Category C, and also possession of extreme pornographic images involving animals.

Darkings, of Fescue Close, Preston Farm, had his bail extended until December 9 when he will be sentenced.