Mark Sheen – Newport
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Newport grandfather forwarded child abuse video and downloaded animal pornography
A pervert was warned he faces a potential prison sentence after he distributed a child abuse video and admitted downloading extreme animal pornography.
Mark Sheen, of Beechfield Avenue, Newport, pleaded guilty to forwarding one category A film, classified as depicting the most extreme type.
The 59-year-old was due to be sentenced at the city’s crown court, but the case was adjourned so that a report could be prepared.
Sheen pleaded guilty to possessing an extreme animal pornography image, distributing an indecent photograph of a child and possessing an indecent photograph of a child.
Judge Jeremy Jenkins agreed to adjourn so that a pre-sentence report could be prepared on the defendant by the Probation Service.
He told Sheen: “The fact that I am adjourning gives no indication as to the type of sentence you will be likely to face.
“All sentencing options are open. It is very much in your interest for a good report to be prepared.”
Judge Jenkins did however ask the probation officer in court to “explore alternatives to custody”.
Sheen is now due to be sentenced on May 10.