August 2015

Man pleads guilty to possessing indecent images

A Watford man has pleaded guilty to arranging child abuse images and to possessing more than 75,000 child sex abuse images.

Paul Jackson, 65 and of Essex Road, was charged with a range of offences dating from November 2005 to May this year.

Jackson appeared at St Albans crown court via a video link from Bedford jail this morning.

He pleaded guilty to 26 charges including:

  • One of arranging child abuse images

  • Seven of distributing Category C images of a child

  • Six of making indecent images of a child in the form of movies, four of possessing indecent images

  • Two of possessing prohibited images of a child

  • Three of possessing extreme pornography

  • Three of possessing indecent printed images of children

Judge Andrew Bright QC adjourned sentence until October 16 for reports to be prepared.

Jackson was remanded in custody.