A MAN has gone on trial charged with possessing more than 200 child abuse images.
Graham Brookes (51), of St Nicholas Road, Rawmarsh, went on trial yesterday (Monday) at Sheffield Crown Court charged with six counts of making indecent images of children, one count of distributing indecent images of children and one count of possessing extreme pornography involving an animal.
Brookes denies all the charges and claims someone hacked into his computer and accessed the indecent images.
Ms Nicola Quinney, prosecuting, said computer equipment at his home contained 38 category A images (the most extreme level) including 11 films, 28 category B images, 158 category C images and extreme pornography involving an animal.
Officers also found “messages on his Facebook profile of a concerning nature”, the court heard.
The trial continues.
We want to continue holding local authorities to account, attending court and council meetings, as well as providing breaking news, competitions and offers – but it costs money. Online advertising does not cover costs, therefore we feel the need to ask for your help in ensuring we can provide the best possible coverage, online and in our printed products.
For as little as £1, you can support the Rotherham Advertiser – and it only takes a minute.
Click here to support local news.