November 2018

Wrexham teenager ordered to register as sex offender after downloading child abuse images

A teenager from Wrexham has been ordered to register with the police as a sex offender after he admitted making, by downloading, a number of indecent images of child sex abuse.

Haniel Lonergan, 18, of Galaxy Grove in Brynteg, appeared at North East Wales Magistrates Court at Mold where he pleaded guilty to making 64 class A images and movies, the most serious category.

He admitted making 181 category B, 303 category C and one prohibited image of a child.

Prosecutor Rhian Jackson said children as young as five were depicted in the most serious images.

District judge Roger Lowe said his powers were insufficient and Lonergan was rebailed pending sentence at Mold Crown Court in December.

Meanwhile, Lonergan is not have any unsupervised contact with a child under 18.

He must make any device capable of connecting to the internet available for police inspection and must retain the history of use.