September 2018

Blackburn man made child abuse images

A pervert has admitted to making hundreds of indecent images of children.

Blackburn magistrates heard how John Conroy made 5,000 category A images of a child – the most serious examples of child sexual abuse between February 2008 and November 2017.

During the same period Conroy, 43, of Preston New Road, Blackburn, made 7,332 category B images and 32,398 category C images of children.

Magistrates were told that while inspecting Conroy’s computer devices police also found four extreme pornographic images featuring a human performing sex acts with a dog and 236 prohibited images of a child.

Conroy pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children, one count of possessing extreme pornographic images and one count of possessing prohibited images of a children.

Conroy was given conditional bail to appear before a Judge at Preston Crown Court on October 8. As part of his bail conditions he is not to have any unsupervised contact with any person under the age of 18