February 2019

Paul Moore, 64, distributing indecent photographs of children, possessing prohibited images of a child and possessing pornographic images

A St Annes man distributed indecent images of children and was caught with hundreds of indecent pictures of children and hundreds of extreme pornographic images.

Paul Moore, 64, formerly of All Saints Road, St Annes, now living in Eastbank Avenue, St Annes, pleaded guilty to five offences.

He admitted one charge of distributing indecent photographs of children, one charge of possessing 14 prohibited images of a child and one charge of possessing 580 extreme pornographic images.

Moore also pleaded guilty to three offences of making indecent pictures of a child – totalling 750 pictures – some at the highest level of depravity.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, asked for the case to be sentenced at crown court.

Moore was bailed to appear for sentence on March 20 at Preston Crown Court.