June 2016

Pervert admits child abuse images charges

A MAN who has admitted distributing and possessing images of child abuse images is set to be sentenced next month.

Roger Stevens, 50, also admitted a third charge of possessing an extreme pornographic image, said to feature bestiality, at a previous hearing at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court.

Stevens, of Long Lee Lane, Long Lee, Keighley, pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs of children between November 2011 and May 2015, admitting distributing some of the images in June 2013.

He denied a further charge of possessing indecent photographs of children with a view to them being distributed or shown to others between November 2011 and May 2015, and prosecutor Stephen Wood told Bradford Crown Court that the not guilty plea was acceptable to the Crown Prosecution Service which would not be seeking to pursue a trial.

Mr Wood said that the categorisation of the images sent by Stevens to others was still being confirmed, and Judge David Hatton QC ordered that the results be determined by July 1.

Stevens is due back at Bradford Crown Court to be sentenced on July 22.