January 2019

Man admits distributing child abuse images and sexual offences against girl

A 50-year-old man has been told he is facing prison after he admitted a string of sexual offences concerning children.

Brian Mark Jackson, who had no lawyer to represent him in court, pleaded guilty to eight offences at Teesside Crown Court on Wednesday.

He admitted two charges of making indecent photographs of children – 147 images at varying levels of seriousness and a video at the most serious category in law.

The illegal pictures were recovered from a laptop.

Jackson also admitted three charges of distributing indecent photographs of children to an unknown person.

All of the offences which concerned images were committed between April 2011 and May 2018.

Finally he pleaded guilty to two counts of attempting to cause an underage girl to engage in sexual activity and one of attempting to cause her to watch a sexual act in April to May last year.

Jackson, formerly of Ennis Square, Dormanstown, Redcar but now living in Wiltshire, appeared in court unrepresented.

Judge Peter Armstrong told him: “You’d be well advised to be represented with charges like this.

“I’m minded to adjourn your case longer than the usual term to see if you can get representation.

“You’re facing a custodial term for these offences. Do you understand that?

“I’ll order a pre-sentence report. I’ll adjourn your case for six weeks so that you can make appropriate inquiries about being represented.

“I think you need to be represented if you can, otherwise you’re going to be on your own.”

Jackson was bailed until sentencing on February 13.