August 2018

School governor and children’s charity trustee found with scores of obscene child abuse images

A school governor and trustee of a Christian children’s charity has pleaded guilty to having scores of obscene animal and child abuse images.

Trevor Joyes is a former foundation governor for Almondsbury Primary School and was also a trustee and active member of Incredible Kids for several years.

The charity supports families with children who have disabilities and additional needs across Bristol.

The 66-year-old, of Ellan Hay Road in Bradley Stoke, pleaded guilty to five charges involving possessing obscene pictures. They included extreme pornographic images involving animals and child abuse images in the most serious category.

In total Joyes admitted guilt to possessing 165 offensive images on or before November 2017. He is due to be sentenced at Bristol Crown Court next month.

The charges in full: What Joyes pleaded guilty to

1. On or before 03/11/2017 at Ellan Hay Road, Bradley Stoke possessed 57 extreme pornographic images… involving an animal… which was grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene character.

2. On or before 03/11/2017 at Ellan Hay Road, Bradley Stoke made indecent photographs/pseudo photographs namely Category A indecent photographs/pseudo photographs of children.

3. On or before 03/11/2017 at Ellan Hay Road, Bradley Stoke made indecent photographs/pseudo photographs namely Category B indecent photographs/pseudo photographs of children.

4. On or before 03/11/2017 at Ellan Hay Road, Bradley Stoke made indecent photographs/pseudo photographs namely Category C indecent photographs/pseudo photographs of children.

5. On or before 03/11/2017 at Ellan Hay Road, Bradley Stoke, were in possession of 108 prohibited images of children.

Joyes who was bailed at his hearing at Bristol Magistrates on Thursday, August 16, will be sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on Wednesday, September 26.

More details about Joyes’ crimes are likely to be heard at his sentencing.

He has been told he will have to sign the sex offenders register at the sentencing.