April 2010

Man pleads guilty to child porn charge

A SWANSEA Valley man has been ordered to attend a sex offender treatment programme after being caught with hundreds of indecent photographs of children, plus extreme pornographic images of people having sex with dogs.

Robin Graham Holmes, 51, of Delffordd, Rhos, Pontardawe, pleaded guilty at Swansea Crown Court.

Judge Huw Davies QC imposed a three-year community order and directed that he must attend the Probation Service’s sex offender treatment programme.

Holmes must also be registered as a sex offender until 2015.

The court heard that he had been caught with hundreds of indecent photographs of children — plus images of people having sex with dogs.

He admitted 12 charges of making indecent photographs of children, and one of possessing 239 indecent photographs of children.

He also pleaded guilty to a string of possession charges involving “extreme pornographic images” showing people hav- ing sex with dogs and other “obscene, disgusting or grossly offensive” activity.