April 2015

Middlesbrough man pleads guilty to having indecent pictures of children and extreme porn

A 66-year-old man is awaiting sentence after he admitted having indecent pictures of children and extreme pornography.

Francis Dowson also admitted flouting a court order which was meant to protect the public from sexual offences.

He pleaded guilty to four offences at Teesside Magistrates’ Court today.

He admitted possessing an extreme pornographic image, described as “grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene character” on May 13, 2013.

He admitted making 38 indecent photographs of a child between June 2008 and May 2013.

And he admitted two counts of breaching a sexual offences prevention order made by Teesside Crown Court in September 2011.

These offences involved his use of a laptop in May 2013 and May 2014.

District Judge Andrew Meachin sent Dowson’s case to Teesside Crown Court for sentencing on April 29.

Dowson, of Bradhope Road, Berwick Hills, Middlesbrough, was allowed unconditional bail until then.