February 2015

Datchworth man had almost 200 child-abuse images

A man has admitted possessing almost 200 child-abuse images

Stuart Hay, 67, of Raffin Close in Datchworth pleaded guilty to six charges of making indecent photos or movies of children, and possession of 193 images.

He also admitted a charge of possession of two “prohibited images” of children.

The images ranged from category A, the most serious, to category C, magistrates in Stevenage heard on Monday (February 16).

The offences took place on or before February 26 last year in Knebworth.

The case was committed to Cambridge Crown Court on a date to be set for sentencing.

Hay was released on bail on condition he does not have any unsupervised contact with children under 16.