August 2019

Whitchurch man to be sentenced for making indecent images of a child

A man from Whitchurch has admitted three counts making an indecent photograph of a child.

Graham Moore, 66, of Pauls Moss Court in Whitchurch pleaded guilty to all three charges at Telford Magistrates Court on Wednesday, August 7.

The charges were brought forward following the execution of a warrant on March 29, 2019 at Moore’s home address in Whitchurch.

During the warrant, a phone was seized and was found to have 12 indecent images saved to the device: nine category C, two category B and one category A – the most severe.

In the phone’s internet history were also links to a free Russian photo sharing website, known to authorities.

Magistrate Nigel Atkinson said the issue would have to be referred to Crown Court for sentencing, saying: “The matter is so serious that our sentencing powers are not sufficient.”

The case will be heard in Shrewsbury Crown Court later this year.

Moore was given an unconditional discharge, but he must sign the sex offenders register and was issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.