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Carlisle man admits indecent child image offences

Carlisle Magistrates Court
Carlisle Magistrates Court

[A] Carlisle man has appeared before the city’s magistrates court from police custody and pleaded guilty to two offences of making indecent photo/pseudo images of children.

He also admitted breaching a [SOPO] sexual harm prevention order, by accessing the internet using a device without police monitoring software installed, which he was prohibited from doing.

The offences took place between January 1st and 13th in Carlisle.

Keith Andrew Bell, aged 46, gave his address as Upperby Road, Carlisle.

The court was told there was 1- indecent photo of category A, the most serious, with 12-indecent category C images, all the images were of female children.

Tariq Khawam for Bell told the magistrates his client said “police installed the monitoring software device last year on his lap-top after his release
from a jail sentence” served for similar offences, when he visited the police station with the laptop recently it was found he had being accessing
illegal pornographic sites, the court was told it was not Bell’s fault that the security device did not work, but admitted he had viewed the indecent images.

Magistrates committed Bell to custody to appear before a judge at Carlisle Crown Court on April 6, for sentencing, he will have to sign an interim
police sexual offences order now.

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