Bamber Bridge man admits having indecent images of children

A man is facing a custodial sentence after admitting making and distributing indecent images of children.

Monday, 9th December 2019, 11:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 12:43 pm

Neil Stuart Davy, formerly of West View, Bamber Bridge, Preston, and now of Brownedge Road, Lostock Hall, appeared before Preston Crown Court.

The 44-year-old pleaded guilty to a total of six charges.

The first relates to distributing an indecent video of two young girls.

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The investigation revealed he had accessed 57 still and moving images deemed category A - the most serious in legal terms - with a further 61 images and videos deemed category B, and 840 others deemed category C.

Davy pleaded guilty to further charges of possessing an extreme pornographic image, involving a dog, and possessing two prohibited images of a child.

The offences happened in the Bamber Bridge area over a period between October 2015 and July 2018.

Davy has no previous convictions, but his defence lawyer acknowledged he was likely to receive a custodial term.

The Honorary Recorder of Preston, Judge Mark Brown, agreed to adjourn the hearing for a pre sentence report to be prepared.

Davy’s sentencing date has now been set for January 17.

He has been granted bail in the meantime with a condition of residence at his home address.

Under the Protection of Children Act 1978, offences linked to the distribution of such images carry a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, while those for possession carry a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment.

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