July 2013

Callington man admits making indecent images of children

A CALLINGTON man has admitted 25 counts of making and distributing indecent images of children and of possessing extreme pornographic images.

Michael Johns, 52, appeared at Truro Crown Court from custody this morning where the 25 charges were read out.

Johns, of St Germans Road, spoke to confirm his name and to plead guilty to each of the charges.

The charges consist of 15 counts of making images of children, some of them aged under 13 years, three counts of possessing prohibited images of children and four counts of distributing indecent images of children. He also admitted three counts of possessing extreme pornographic images showing a person performing a sex act or having intercourse with an animal.

In total the charges related to more than 10,000 images on dates between July 2009 and October 2012.

Judge John Neligan said: “You have pleaded guilty at the first available opportunity for the purposes of sentence but I am adjourning sentence … and ordering a psychiatric report and a pre-sentence report.”

Johns was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced in October.