May 2018

RAF crewman had indecent pic

A north Northumberland man has admitted making an indecent photograph of a child.

John Kelsey, 32, from RAF Boulmer, pleaded guilty to the offence, dating back to March 2017, when he appeared at Berwick Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor Omara Ahmed told magistrates that the Category C offence came to light when the defendant’s mobile phone was seized by police during a search of his home when they were investigating another matter, which had since been dropped.

The court heard the defendant had been in a relationship with a 16-year-old girl but the indecent image was of her as a 14 or 15-year-old.

The case was adjourned by magistrates until May 10 for pre-sentence reports to be prepared.