June 2016

Marham airman admits possessing indecent images of children

A serving aircraftsman based at RAF Marham has today admitted possessing indecent images of children.

Adam Dobson, 28, pleaded guilty to five counts of possessing indecent photos and videos, plus a further charge of possessing an extreme pornographic image, during a hearing in Lynn yesterday.

The case was adjourned until June 24 for a pre-sentence report to be compiled.

But district judge Nicholas Watson told him: “A prison sentence is inevitable. The question I have to decide is how long it should be and whether I can impose it.”

Court papers showed the offences had been committed at Marham on May 20 last year.

Alison Cotterill, prosecuting, said the case came to light during an investigation initiated by the Metropolitan Police, which was then passed to the Staffordshire and Norfolk forces.

A total of 29 indecent images were found on a laptop and desktop computer, plus a separate hard disk.

And Miss Cotterill said the prosecution intended to seek a sexual harm prevention order because of the risk posed by Dobson.

Dobson, who gave the court an address in Doncaster, was bailed until his next court appearance.