Reading man guilty of making 1,000 indecent images of children
A man who made more than more than 1,000 indecent images of children will be sentenced at Crown Court in the coming months.
Michael Mitchell, of Havergate Way, Reading, pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent photographs of children at a hearing at Reading Magistrates’ Court this morning (Thursday, April 8).
He also confessed to possessing six extreme pornographic images featuring sex with an animal.
The court heard how the 41 year old was arrested in November 2019 after police were alerted to his activity via his IP address.
When officers arrived at his address, Mitchell told them: “The items you will be interested in will be in my room”, according to prosecutor Benjamin May.
After searching his property, officers found:
368 ‘category A’ images of children, the most severe and explicit type of photographs
320 ‘category B’ images of children
333 ‘category C’ images of children