Newport Crown Court – where James Hemmings of Penarth has pleaded guillty to possessing indecent images of children

A Penarth man has been given bail pending sentencing after pleading guilty to possessing indecent images of children.

James Hemmings (61)  of Brockhill Way, has admitted 3 counts of possessing indecent images of children, 1 count of possessing “extreme pornographic images”  and 1 count of possessing prohibited images of children.

Hemmings was found to be in breach of a 9 month community order which he was already serving. He has previous convictions for making indecent photos of children and for sexual assault against children.

Newport Court Court heard that  – on February 2nd 2017 –   14 “category A” images, 8 “category B” images and 224 “category C”  images had been found in his possession.

Judge Thomas Crowther has adjourned sentencing for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and Hemmings was given bail-  during which time he is to have no access to any internet-enabled device  which does not keep a permanent record of sites visited.

Pending sentence, Hemmings is also ordered to have  no unsupervised contact with anyone aged under 16 – except in a “situation that is unavoidable”.

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