January 2019

Coventry man made nearly 5,000 indecent images of children

A Coventry man has admitted making thousands of indecent images of children.

Alaric Alexander Bristow entered guilty pleas to a total of 22 charges at Warwick Crown Court, including making indecent images and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

The charges against Bristow, 31, of Ventnor Close, Wyken, include: 

  • 12 counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity by sending or receiving at least 159 indecent images of children in total;

  • Nine counts of making indecent images of children including at least 221 in Category A – the most severe category – 921 Category B images and 3,764 Category C images.

  • He also admitted a single charge of possessing a prohibited image of a child.

Bristow entered his guilty pleas on Thursday, January 24, and will be sentenced in March.

He was remanded in custody until that date.