May 2018

Man bailed after he admits downloading hundreds of indecent child images

A man must sign the sex offenders’ register after he admitted downloading hundreds of indecent images of children.

Graham Plant, 57, pleaded guilty to five offences at Carlisle Crown Court 

Plant, of West Close in Shap, admitted making 74 indecent photographs of children classed in category A – the most serious; along with 60 category B illegal images of youngsters; and 778 prohibited category C photographs.

He further admitted two counts of possessing an extreme pornographic image, one of which is said to feature an animal.

All of the crimes were committed during a period between August 2008, and October 2015.

Judge James Adkin adjourned the case.

“I need a report from the probation service looking at your background and why you engaged in this behaviour,” said Judge Adkin.

“Simply because I am adjourning for reports, please don’t think I have decided what the sentence will be.

“I have not. All options are open to me.”

Plant is set to be sentenced on June 12, and was granted bail in the meantime.