Nelson teen had 170 child porn videos and 400 photos

Burnley Crown Court.
Burnley Crown Court.

A Nelson teenager has been warned he faces jail, after admitting having 170 child porn videos and more than 400 images.

Joshua Peter McConachie (19), of Townsley Street, had more than 100 indecent video clips and 250 pictures at category A, the most serious level. The 12 offences are all said to have taken place in Nelson, Burnley Crown Court was told.

All sentencing options, including prison, will be considered

Judge Beverley Lunt

The defendant admitted making six indecent photos of a child - video clips at category A, on or between November 21st, 2013 and June 26th, 2014, possessing 100 indecent video clips of category A, last July 17th, making three indecent video clips at category B, on or between October 4th, 2013 and last June 26th, making one indecent video clip at category C, on or between last April 23rd and July 5th, making two indecent photos of a child at category A, on or between June 5th, 2013 and October 22nd, 2013, making five indecent photos of a child at category B, on or between October 7th, 2013 and October 22nd, 2013 and making two indecent photos at category C, on October 7th, 2013.

He also pleaded guilty to five further allegations of possessing an indecent photo of a child, involving 40 video clips at category B, 20 indecent videos at category C, 250 images at category A, 44 images at category B and 128 pictures at category C, all on last July 17th.

The defendant, who has no previous convictions, was bailed until July 27th, for a pre- sentence report. He was ordered to sign the sexual offenders’ register, must live at his home address and must not have any unsupervised contact with any child under the age of 18.

Judge Beverley Lunt told McConachie: “All sentencing options, including prison, will be considered.”