Soham man charged with possessing more than 150,000 indecent images of children committed to crown court

PUBLISHED: 12:05 30 October 2014 | UPDATED: 12:05 30 October 2014


A 53-year-old man from Soham appeared before magistrates charged with possessing more than 150,000 indecent images of children.

Jonathan Gibbs, of Paddock Street, stands accused of six counts of making indecent images of children and two counts of possessing indecent images.

It is alleged that, in November 2013, Gibbs had 155,210 images of children in his possession, including 17 images at level five, judged the most serious by the courts.

It is also alleged that, on the same date, Gibbs had 134 movies of children, including two at level five.

The 53-year-old appeared at Cambridge Magistrates Court on October 21 to answer the charges after failing to appear at an earlier hearing.

He was committed to Cambridge Crown Court, with the date of the hearing yet to be fixed. He was granted bail subject to conditions.

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