March 2021

Yarm paedophile faces prison after he admits making over 20,000 indecent images of children

A Yarm man has admitted making over 20,000 indecent photographs of children.

Robert Carter appeared at Teesside Crown Court on Monday afternoon.

The 67-year-old, of Nursery Gardens, Yarm, pleaded guilty to making 374 category A images – the most serious.

He also admitted making 777 category B images and 20,548 category C images.

The court in Middlesbrough heard how the offences were committed between 2007 and 2019.

Judge Paul Watson QC adjourned the case so a pre-sentence report could be prepared.

He warned Carter that he faces being sent to prison in April.

The judge said: “I’m going to adjourn this case until 9th April for sentence so a pre-sentence report can be prepared.

“I’m going to grant you bail in the mean time.

“There are several thousand images there.

“It’s a serious offence and you must expect the possibility of a custodial sentence.”