November 2017

Man caught with animal porn and child abuse images

A Bridlington man has admitted possessing animal porn and child abuse images.

Mark Lenthall, 49, was caught with a total of 132 indecent images of children on his laptop as well another 56 on a memory stick seized from his home address after his arrest in January.

Details relating to the charges he faced indicate he could have had the images for nearly four years before he was caught.

Police also found three “extreme pornographic images” of obscene sex acts with animals.

Prosecutor Andrew Vaughan told Beverley Magistrates Court the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have yet to decide whether Lenthall should face a further charge of sexual activity in the presence of a child.

Lenthall will be sentenced at Hull Crown Court later this month.