Man found with 13,000 child abuse images to be sentenced a Preston Crown Court today

A man who had tens of thousands of images of child abuse is expected to be sentenced today.

Tuesday, 9th July 2019, 8:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th July 2019, 9:06 am
Man who had 13,000 child abuse images to be sentenced today

Mathew Ian Race, of Station Road, Bamber Bridge, near Preston, was charged with making - downloading - 280 indecent images deemed category A - the most serious in law - with 209 pictures at category B and 12,449 images at category C.

It is understood the offences date back as far as January 2003, up until 2018.

The 40-year-old defendant also admits possessing 12,938 indecent images of a child in Bamber Bridge last June.

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Man who had 13,000 child abuse images to be sentenced today

He will appear before Preston Crown Court.

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