A man from Felixstowe has denied 27 sexual offences, including making more than 211,000 indecent images of children. 

On Tuesday, James Hawker, 44, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court to enter pleas for 27 offences dating from 2012 to 2021.

Hawker, of Cornwall Road, Felixstowe, has been charged with 27 offences in total.

These include 11 counts of sexual assault, four counts of rape, four counts of assault by penetration and three counts of making indecent images of children.

These offences are alleged to have taken place in February of 2021 including one count of making 211,116 indecent images. 

On one occasion Hawker is accused of making 299 indecent images and a further charge of 827 images.

He is also accused of one count of attempted rape, two counts of taking indecent images of children, one count of addressing extreme pornographic images of children, and one count of voyeurism.

All Hawker’s alleged victims were under the age of 18, with ages ranging from 13 to 17.

Each of these charges was put to Hawker on Tuesday. He has pleaded not guilty to every offence.

Further case management is expected to take place next month. However, a full trial is not expected to take place until September 22 next year.