March 2019

40-year-old Llysfaen man admits taking indecent photographs of 16-year-old partner

A girl in a relationship with a 40-year-old man encouraged him to take indecent photographs of her, a court was told.

Darren Flynn sent the pictures to the girl by phone but when he realized how young she was he broke off the relationship.

James Neary, prosecuting at Llandudno magistrates’ court, said it was an unusual case but the images were found on Flynn’s phone.

When interviewed, the 16-year-old girl said she didn’t want to make a complaint.

“They had a brief sexual relationship and he took them with her consent but when he realized the age gap be ended it,” said Mr Neary.

Flynn, of Trem y Don, Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay, pleaded guilty to two charges of taking indecent photographs of a child.

Nia Dawson, defending, told the court: “She was a very willing participant: she asked him to take them.”

She stressed that the photographs had not been shown to anyone else.

District Judge Gwyn Jones bailed Flynn to appear at Caernarfon crown court for sentence on April 12.