June 2015

A GRANDFATHER from Barrow has admitted having indecent images of children and extreme videos of people having sex with animals on his computer.

Keith Roberts, 68, pleaded guilty to a 12 charges relating to the making, possessing and distributing of indecent images at Preston Crown Court today.

Roberts, of Cloisters Avenue, Barrow, appeared hesitant as the court heard about the sickening haul of photographs and moving images recovered from his computer equipment.

The pensioner spoke only to confirm his name and enter his guilty pleas when he stepped into the dock.

Roberts pleaded guilty to three counts of distributing indecent moving images of children relating to offences he committed in November 2011.

He admitted a further six counts of making indecent still and moving images of children, ranging from the least serious categories.

He also admitted possessing one extreme movie of a person having sex with a dog, one with a horse and one with a dog and a horse.

The court heard Roberts has is a man of previous good character who has never found himself before the courts previously.

However, he is now a convicted sex offender and is subject to notification requirements.

He has been banned from having any unsupervised contact with any child under 16 and will return to Preston Crown Court on July 23 when he will be sentenced.