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Fourteen charged over indecent image allegations

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A mental health worker has been charged with possessing and making indecent images of children.

Nicholas Howard, 52, of Wray Crescent, Leyland, has been charged with 10 counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, three counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and possessing an extreme pornographic image.

He is among 14 to be accused of offences following Operation Toledo, a Lancashire police operation on child sexual exploitation, though police said each are separate cases.

Alan Skelhorn, 54, of St David’s Road, Leyland, has been charged with three counts of making an indecent photograph of a child.

Richard Sparrow, 24, of Thorpe Avenue, Morecambe, has been charged with eight counts of making an indecent photograph of a child and 10 counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child.

Computer business owner Chris Bryan, 48, of Broadgate, Preston, has been charged with four counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, one count of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and three counts of possessing a prohibited image of a child.

Former butcher Simon Haythornthwaite, 28, of Magnolia Close, Fulwood, has been charged with 12 counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, four counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and two counts of possessing a prohibited images of a child.

They entered no pleas and will all appear before Preston Crown Court on June 17 for hearings.

Ex-fireman William Williams, 58, of Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, Preston, will be sentenced on April 15 after admitting several counts of making and possessing an indecent photographs of a child.

 
 
 

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