Man admits downloading child porn

Mark Wallace, of Harwood Avenue, Bridlington
Mark Wallace, of Harwood Avenue, Bridlington

A man has admitted downloading pornography material of underage children on his computer.

Mark Wallace, 38, pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of indecent images of children and one charge of possession of an extreme pornographic image of a dog when he appeared at Hull Crown court (September 6).

Wallace, of Harwood Avenue, Bridlington, was the subject of a police investigation after police uncovered seven years of images from his home computer following a raid on his home in November last year.

The police found file sharing software, but Wallace pleaded not guilty to two charges of possession of indecent images with a view to sharing them with others in the latest court appearance.

Defence barrister Kristian Cavanagh said Wallace denied ever distributing images although accepted he had downloaded them.

Principal Crown advocate Phillip Evans said the charges related to a period from August 22 2007 and November 22, 2014. He outlined the legal timetable for further investigations to take place.

Judge Jeremy Richardson, QC, ordered Wallace to stand as he told him he would next appear for a plea and case management hearing on the two remaining charges on November 9. A possible trial date of November 23 has been identified.

Wallace was allowed to leave court but not before signing the National Sex Offenders’ Register.