June 2021: Meredith was given a two-year community order with 25-day rehabilitation, he was also fined £800, ordered to pay £340 court costs and a £85 victim surcharge.

He will sign the sex offenders’ register for five years and was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for five years.

April 2021

Pervert had hundreds of indecent images of children

A 53-year-old pervert has admitted making more than 1,000 indecent images of children.

Mark Meredith was also caught with a photo which portrayed a sex act with an alive or dead animal.

He appeared at Cannock Magistrates’ Court where he admitted four offences relating to the images.

All offences took place in Cannock between 2017 an 2019, the court heard.

Meredith, of Newmarket Road, Norton Canes, Cannock, has admitted making 289 indecent images of children which were category A – the most serious sort of indecent images of children.

The defendant also admitted making 317 Category B images; and 1,331 Category C images during the same court appearance.

Meredith also admitted possession of an extreme pornographic image which portrayed a sex act with an animal.

He was charged under the Protection of Children Act and the Criminal Justice Act.

He is now set to appear at Stafford Crown Court on a date to be fixed. During this appearance he is expected to be sentenced for his crimes.

He answers unconditional bail until that date.