February 2015

Photographer built portfolio of indecent images

An amateur photographer from Llechryd built a portfolio of indecent images of children, a judge heard on Friday.

Nigel Wyndham Yates, aged 49, of 13 Maes y Deri, admitted possessing 87 images said to be “more of a the naturist type” than what was usually seen at Swansea crown court.

Police found the images on a computer.

Some of the photographs appeared to have been taken on beaches, added the judge.

Yates had worked as a car park attendant at Poppit Sands and Newport beach.

Judge Heywood said the images had been discovered after police searched Yates’ then home at Glasfor, Llanfrannog.

He had been a keen photographer and was a member of a local camera club. Although police also took away a large amount of camera equipment they did not discover any other indecent photographs.

The images, added Judge Heywood, seemed to be of people posing naked.

He said he noted that Yates’ had a previous conviction for a sexual offence but it was “a long time ago.”

Yates was made the subject of a three year community order and a five year sexual offences prevention order. He was also ordered to register with the police as a sex offender and to pay a £60 government surcharge.