Northampton man charged with possessing extreme pornography appears in court

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A Northampton man facing charges including sexually assaulting a child and possessing extreme pornography has appeared in court.

Matthew Ibbeson, aged 34, of Springwood Court, Goldings, appeared via a video link at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, where he was refused bail.

Ibbeson faces charges of sexually touching a girl under 13, inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity, taking, making and possessing an indecent photograph of a child and possession of extreme pornographic material.

The court heard the assault, incitement and indecent image charges relate to a young girl.

No pleas have been entered but John Weaver, defending, said Ibbeson denied the charges of sexual assault and inciting sexual activity.

He said: “His week in custody has been a salutary lesson.”

Ibbeson appeared from HMP Woodhill, wearing a grey Ellesse jumper and grey jogging bottoms.

He shook his head as the prosecution read out details of the case against him, and appeared to wipe away a tear as he was told he would be remanded in custody.

Ibbeson will be before the same court in March, for his case to be committed to the Crown Court.