January 2021

Teen made nearly 800 child sexual abuse images over four year period

A teenager from Holbeach St Marks has admitted making hundreds of indecent images of children.

Joseph Orbell, 18, of Strawberry Fields Drive, admitted making a total of 782 still and 16 movies of children being abused

Prosecuting at Boston Magistrates Court, Michael Little said police executed a search warrant at Orbell’s home on March 5, 2019 after receiving information that indecent photographs had been loaded from his computer onto a website.

He said Orbell immediately admitted having indecent images on his various devices and images were found on an i-phone, i-pad and his personal computer.

Mr Little said of the 782 images, 102 still and two videos were of the most serious category A type.

He said officers also found evidence of internet searches for under age girls.

The magistrates sent Orbell to Lincoln Crown Court for sentence on a date to be arranged and he was granted unconditional bail.

He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register and ordered to report to a police station within three days.