Mildenhall man admits child pornography offences

Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001
Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001

A man from Mildenhall has appeared in court to plead guilty to four child pornography offences.

Marc Dewing, 26, of Woodlands Close, is due to be sentenced next month and was warned by a judge that he could face an immediate prison sentence.

At Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday October 9 Dewing pleaded guilty to three offences of making indecent images of a child, all committed between January 1 2010 and April 25 2014.

The court heard that 355 images were found in a laptop computer while a further 648 were found to be stored in an online mailbox.

Investigators uncovered a total of 239 movies stored on a second online mailbox.

The fourth charge to which Dewing pleaded guilty was distributing indecent images of children between January 1 2010 and April 25 2014.

Prosecuting, Peter Gair said Dewing had admitted sending some of the images by email to contacts.

Appearing for Dewing, Matthew Gowen said his client had no previous convictions and asked for the preparation of a pre sentence report by the Probation Service to which Judge David Goodin agreed.

Mr Gowen said Dewing had since earlier this year sought help from the Lucy Faithful Foundation, a registered child protection charity which offers advice and support.

A report from the foundation will be put before the court when Dewing is sentenced next month, said Mr Gowen.

Releasing him on bail until his next court appearance, Judge Goodin told Dewing: “These are very serious offences. You must understand and I’m sure that you do that all sentencing options remain open including immediate custody.”