Man faces extreme dog porn charges

A 22-year-old man is today facing more than 20 charges relating to extreme pornography involving a dog.

FELIXSTOWE: A 22-year-old man is today facing more than 20 charges relating to extreme pornography involving a dog.

Craig Day, of Mill Lane, Felixstowe, has also been charged with child pornography offences.

Day declined to enter a plea when he appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich for the first hearing of his case.

He is accused of three counts of possessing extreme pornographic images portraying sexual activity with a dog.

Two of the alleged offences are said to have occurred on August 4 last year. The third is alleged to have taken place on May 28, 2009.

Day, who is a student, also faces two charges of possessing an indecent photograph/pseudo photograph of a child.

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The allegation is said to have occurred between May 1 and August 5 last year.

A further 16 charges of making indecent photographs/pseudo photographs of a child have also been alleged against Day.

The maximum penalty for anyone convicted of these charges is six months in jail.

Day represented himself at yesterday's hearing, which lasted for around five minutes.

Andrea Reynolds, prosecuting, told magistrates there were a large number of images involved. Some of the allegations were said to relate to the highest bandings under which child pornography is graded - levels four and five.

The court heard that some of the images are alleged to involve babies.

Magistrates told Day the case would be sent to Ipswich Crown Court.

The next hearing will be back before South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court on February 24. This will be for a committal to the crown court.

Day was released on unconditional bail until then.

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