April 2018

Peter Irwin appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday, April 12 and was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register and will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order.

He was given a nine month prison sentence, which was suspended for two years.

March 2018

Man admits having thousands of indecent child images and dog sex pornography

A man has admitted to making and possessing thousands of indecent child images and extreme pornography.

Peter Irwin, 55, of no fixed address, was found in possession of the material – including a person having sex with dogs – as well as making thousands of indecent photographs of children in Retford on November 28 last year.

Nearly 150 of the images of children he made were Category A – the most serious under law.

Irwin appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on March 16 and pleaded guilty to:

  • Making 146 Category A indecent images of a child

  • Making 2,389 Category B indecent images of a child

  • Making four Category C indecent images of a child

  • Possessing nine extreme pornographic images of a person having sex with dogs

  • Possessing 658 prohibited images of a child

The case was adjourned until Irwin’s next appearance, for sentencing, at Nottingham Crown Court on April 6.