November 2016

Man admits making indecent images of children

A MAN from Lighthorne Heath has admitted making hundreds of indecent images of children.

Frank Swales, 59, pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court on Friday, 4th November, to three charges of making 31 category A indecent images, six category B indecent images, 196 category C indecent moving images and 86 category C still indecent images between 2009 and 2016.

The images were found spread across five devices, though most were discovered on a USB stick.

The case was adjourned for sentence until 2nd December to give the Crown Prosecution Service time to decide whether to accept the basis for Swales’ plea.

Judge Steven Eyre, said the contents of the USB stick would determine sentence and ordered Swales to sign the sex offenders’ register and was granted bail on the condition that he does not have contact with anyone under the age of 16 without supervision.

Further conditions prohibit him to possess equipment capable of accessing the internet and to not to take up any employment or voluntary position which might put him in contact with any vulnerable person.

Swales was told that the length of time he would be required to sign the sex offenders’ register would be decided at his next appearance in court.