Newport paedophile told he is facing jail
12:31pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
A PAEDOPHILE jailed for downloading more than 180,000 indecent images of children searched the same videos of girls being raped after being released from prison.
Michael John, 56, of Westmoor Close, Newport, looked for the clips of girls aged between around three and eight being abused by their fathers, a court heard.
He was jailed for a year in 2011 after admitting having 183,049 indecent images including 1,680 extreme level five photos and videos.
But John went back on the internet to look for the same clips, Cardiff Crown Court heard.
John denied breaching a sexual offences prevention order restricting his internet use but changed his plea to guilty in the middle of a trial.
Judge Christopher Clee QC told John he should expect a prison sentence.
The Argus reported in February 2011 how John was jailed for a year after admitting 36 counts of making indecent images of children and three of possessing indecent images of children.
Police had seized his computer with two hard drives, child porn on DVDs, two cameras and printed images in 2010.
His legal representative Robin Shellard said at the time he had “spiralled down into a lonely, depressed and obsessive person” but stressed there was no evidence he distributed the images.
He appeared at Cardiff Crown Court to admit five new counts of making indecent images of children, one of possessing indecent images of children and a count of breaching a sexual offences restriction order.
Defence barrister, Harry Baker said his client wanted to apologise to the court and the jury for wasting their time.
Judge Clee bailed him with a condition of residence and adjourned the case to a date to be fixed for reports to be produced.
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