Man to laptop repairer who discovered indecent child images: ‘There’s lots more where that came from’

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A HOLBEACH Fen man caught with more than 250 indecent images of children told a laptop repair man there were “lots more where that came from”, a court was told.

Colin Simpson (44), of Frostley Gate, had been confronted about the photos by a repair man, who then reported it to the police.

Simpson pleaded guilty to seven charges when he appeared at Spalding Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Those included five charges of possessing indecent photographs of children, an extreme pornographic image of someone having sex with a horse and another image showing an act which was likely to result in serious injury to a person’s genitals.

Prosecuting, Jill Darby said while repairs were being carried out, images were uncovered of men having sex with girls as young as 11 and 12.

She said: “When challenged, Simpson said ‘do not worry, there are lots more where that came from’.”

Mrs Darby said he then made a full admission to police during interview after being arrested on New Year’s Eve.

Simpson was found to have 66 images classed at level one, 27 at level two, 90 at level three, 68 at level four and four at level five. Level five is the most serious category.

Mike Alexander, defending, told magistrates there were 155 images in total and the other 100 were duplicates.

He said the images were predominantly in category levels one to three.

“He did look at them and accepts they were for his personal use,” he said.

Presiding magistrate Sally Ruttley said: “We have decided to accept jurisdiction in this case. We are going to ask the Probation Service for a full report about you before you can be sentenced.

“We have asked for an all options report, which includes custody because this is a very serious matter.”

Magistrates granted Simpson bail, with the condition that he must not be in the company of any child under 16 unless supervised by that person’s parents or a responsible adult.

The next hearing will take place at Spalding Magistrates’ Court on July 5.

A further charge is still being considered by the Crown Prosecution Service.