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Man had thousands of child porn pics

PUBLISHED: 14:40 02 June 2003 | UPDATED: 13:57 03 March 2010

A CAPEL man today pleaded guilty to looking at 5000 images of child pornography.

Anthony Prior, 57, from White Horse Road, Capel St Mary, was one of seven men appearing on charges related to child pornography.

A CAPEL man today pleaded guilty to looking at 5000 images of child pornography.

Anthony Prior, 57, from White Horse Road, Capel St Mary, was one of seven men appearing on charges related to child pornography.

Prior was charged with 16 offences under Section One of the Protection of Childrens Act 1978.

The magistrates bench were shown 16 sample images on police laptop computers. The images were rated at of a level three and four nature meaning the case will have to be heard at Ipswich Crown Court.

The date for the hearing has not yet been decided but Prior was released on unconditional bail.

Prior was one of seven men appearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Ipswich facing charges of making indecent images of a child under the age of 16.

The other men to appear were Stephen Fiddaman, 41, from Quilter Drive, Ipswich, Jonathan Horne, 34, from Beech Road, Colton Colville, Stephen Davison, 39, from Howden Hall Court, in Edinburgh, and Anthony North, 34, from the Haverhill area.

They were all appearing for the first time today.

Richard Sugden 53, from Nottidge Road, Ipswich had appeared in court previously on April 30. His case has been adjourned for eight weeks, until Monday July 28.

The arrests and charges are the second batch in the County as part of operation Ore, the national police crackdown on child pornography on the internet.

Steve Fiddaman entered a not guilty plea and has been released on unconditional bail for four weeks.

He will re-appear at South East Magistrates Court on Monday June 30.

Also appearing in court today was Alison Owen 41, from Chedburgh Road, Chevington, on a charge of buggery with an animal believed to be a boxer dog. Her case will be heard at Ipswich Crown Court next Tuesday June 10.

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