Man found with indecent images of children and animals in Northampton to face judge

A Northampton man who has admitted distributing sexual images of children and possessing 'extreme' pornography involving animals, will have his sentence decided by a judge.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 6:30 am
Updated Saturday, 21st May 2016, 5:05 pm

Mark French of Carrs Way, Harpole, pleaded guilty to five counts of distributing an indecent photograph of a child, seven counts of possessing indecent images of children and five counts of possessing extreme pornographic images showing sex acts between humans and animals, at Northampton Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The 28-year-old, who appeared in court wearing a checkered shirt and beige trousers, spoke only to confirm his address and plead guilty to the charges.

Some of the photographs and videos of children discovered on various devices at his home in Harpole were considered category A offences, the most severe in terms of indecency, by police.

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French was given unconditional bail and told to appear at Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday, June 21, for sentencing.

NOTE: For avoidance of doubt, we have been asked to make clear that the defendant in court was NOT Mark French, age 32, son of Bill and Diane French, formerly of School Lane, Harpole.