April 2023

Redcar sex offender admits making thousands of indecent images of children

A 76-year-old man has admitted making thousands of indecent images of children.

Keith Taylor admitted to a string of offences at Teesside Magistrates’ Court after he was found with more than 7,000 indecent images of children.

Of these, there were 287 category A images – the most serious showing children being raped or tortured

Taylor, who appeared to be carrying a bag of groceries in court, also admitted breaching a sexual harm prevention order and failing to comply with the notification requirements he’s subject to on the sex offender’s register.

He did not register a Vanquis gold credit card and a Santander credit card within three days of obtaining them.

Given the number of images, magistrates decided that the case should be sent to the higher court for sentencing. Taylor, of Dalby Close, Redcar, will next appear at Teesside Crown Court on May 12.

Taylor, who was represented by Andrew McGloin, was given unconditional bail and an a probation report will be carried out for his sentencing hearing.

Taylor spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address and to enter pleas of guilty during the short hearing.