May 2017

Gouldingay was jailed for 12 months, suspended for two years, and ordered to complete 10 days of a rehabilitation activity.

He was also made the subject of a five year sexual harm prevention order restricting his access to children and to the internet, and must register with the police as a sex offender.

April 2017

Pensioner pleads guilty to making indecent images of children

A Saundersfoot pensioner has admitted downloading 65 indecent images of children.

Michael Gouldingay, 75, of Scandinavia Heights, appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates last Tuesday.

He pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent photographs, or pseudo photographs of children, between March 1, 2014 and April 30, 2016.

The court heard that 27 of the images were classed as the more serious Category A.

Vaughan Pritchard-Jones, prosecuting, told the bench that computers, laptops and memory sticks were seized when a search warrant was executed at Gouldingay’s home in June.

He said: “The equipment was analysed by the high tech crime unit in Carmarthen and a number of category A, B and C images were found.”

Mr Prichard-Jones added that a number of indecent videos were recovered, including one which was more than two hours long, and involved children aged eight to 12.

He said: “This is not one photo or a short clip, it’s graphic sexual movies of adults and young children that go on for some time.”

Magistrates sent the case to Swansea crown court for sentencing and Gouldingay will next appear on April 28.

He was released on unconditional bail, and told to report as a convicted sexual offender at his local police station.

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