Man,61, accused of possessing 200 child porn images

A SIXTY one year old man accused of possessing almost 200 images of child pornography together with sexual images involving animals appeared before Fenland magistrates today.

Paul Reynolds faces a total of 19 charges involving child pornography - ranging from the lowest level up to the most graphic of images.

The remaining charges involve extreme pornography relating to sexual activity with animals including a cow, donkey, chicken, horses and dogs.

Reynolds, of Chalk Road, Walpole St Peter, did not enter a plea.

District Judge Ken Sheraton declined jurisdiction over the case, and adjourned the hearing for a committal hearing on September 28.


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Some of the charges which Reynolds faces date back to 2003, while others are alleged to have been committed last year.

Child pornography is graded on the Copine scale, with level one being the lowest level, and level five being the most offensive.

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Reynolds is accused of possessing 81 level one images, including two movies, and one level two image, between November 2003 and August 2009.

He is further charged with possessing 101 level one images, including one movie, three level two images including one movie, 17 images at level four and one moving image at level five, between April 2008 and August 2009.

Reynolds faces 17 charges of making indecent photographs of a child, ranging from level one to level five, on various dates between November 2003 and August 2009.

Six charges of possessing extreme pornography relate to dates between January and August 2009.

He is accused of possessing 46 extreme pornography involving horses and dogs; and further images portraying a horse, a cow, a dog, a chicken, and a donkey.

John Goodier, prosecuting, said workers in Chatteris had allegedly been shown some of the images.

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