Penzance man faces charges of possessing 80,000 indecent images
A PENZANCE man has been accused of possessing nearly 80,000 indecent photographs of children.
Russell Thomas, 53, of Polmeere House, entered no pleas to the 13 charges he faces, when he appeared at Truro Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
The charges relate to images at varying levels of indecency with the majority of alleged images – 79,551 – being at the lowest level.
He is accused of 11 counts of being in possession of indecent images of a child and two of possessing prohibited images of children on March 14.
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The case was sent to Truro Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on November 1.