A 62-YEAR-OLD man appeared in court yesterday charged with making indecent photographs of children.
Roy Stobbs, of The Hollow, Meltham, pleaded not guilty to all matters at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.
Court papers featured two separate files of charges ranging from offences including level 1 images to more serious level 4 types. There are also charges relating to “possessing an extreme pornographic image portraying an act which threatened life”.
Prosecutor Alex Bozman said the charges related to the examination of a computer which was recovered from Stobbs’ home in June 2012. Chairman of the bench, Brian Bedford, told the defendant: “These matters are too serious for this court.” He granted Stobbs unconditional bail and said he was required to attend Kirklees Magistrates’ Court again for a committal hearing on June 17 at 3pm. Afterwards, Stobbs’ solicitor, Patrick Bernard, said it was unclear how many charges his client would ultimately face as the ones on the court papers were so-called specimen charges. Read more: Examiner http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local-west-yorkshire-news/2013/04/23/meltham-man-appears-in-court-charged-with-child-sex-offences-86081-33218933/