October 2017

Middlesbrough man faces prison after being caught with almost 400 indecent clips and images of children

A paedophile faces prison after being caught with sick images of toddlers.

Middlesbrough’s Daniel Chapman had almost 400 indecent clips and pictures of children, Teesside Crown Court heard.

They included images of children aged between two and three.

“There were a large number of different victims,” said prosecutor Emma Atkinson.

However, he walked out of court after being granted unconditional bail as his sentencing was delayed.

A pre-sentence report is needed for the previously unconvicted 31-year-old, of South Court.

He initially pleaded guilty at Teesside Magistrates’ Court to possessing the haul, which includes some of the most serious Categroy A images showing the rape of children

Bailing him until October 30, Judge Tony Briggs warned: “Quite clearly a pre-sentence report is necessary.

“All sentencing options remain open – including custody.”