July 2022

Bourne man admits possessing indecent images of children and dogs

A man who has admitted possessing indecent photographs and images of children and animals, has been sent for sentence at crown court.

Stuart Allen, 31, formerly of Bourne, admitted making 351 category A, 301 category B and 278 category C indecent images of children between July and September last year at Bourne.

He has also admitted possessing 475 prohibited images of children, as well as 29 extreme pornographic images involving dogs.

He also admitted installing two computer programmes designed to prevent police from finding the images between May and September last year.

Prosecuting at Boston Magistrates’ Court, Shelley Wilson said Allen was subject to a two year suspended prison sentence imposed for similar offences in March 2021 at Chelmsford, as well as being placed on the sex offenders’ register and being made to a sexual harm prevention order.

She said he was cautioned by police following a routine check on him and his appliances in July last year but a further check in September revealed the presence of the blocking and encrypting programmes on two of his appliances and he was arrested.

Ms Wilson said he was currently remanded in custody awaiting sentence at Chelmsford Crown Court on other similar matters.

Allen told the court he just “wanted to get it all over and done with”.

The magistrates sent Allen for sentence at the Crown Court and remanded him in custody.