Guilty plea en­tered to three in­de­cent im­age charges

Llanelli Star - - Letters - Robert Dalling @RobertDall­ing [email protected]­di­ 01554 700811

A CAR­MARTHEN­SHIRE man has pleaded guilty to mak­ing more than 1,700 in­de­cent im­ages of children.

To­masz Modlin­ski, of Llan­deilo Road, Cross Hands, ap­peared at Llanelli Mag­is­trates’ Court on Thurs­day to face three charges which all took place be­tween De­cem­ber 3, 2015, and Oc­to­ber 11, last year.

Be­tween those dates Modlin­ski, aged 28, made 294 in­de­cent pho­to­graphs of children in the most se­ri­ous cat­e­gory A.

The sec­ond charge is that he made 432 cat­e­gory B im­ages of children.

While the third charge re­lates to mak­ing 995 cat­e­gory C im­ages of children. Modlin­ski pleaded guilty to all three charges when they were put to him.

In to­tal the in­de­cent im­ages amount to 1,721.

Pros­e­cu­tor Sian Cut­ter: said: “Due to the large num­ber of im­ages and espe­cially those within cat­e­gory A, this case is not suit­able to be dealt with at mag­is­trates’ court.”

District judge Christo­pher James asked if any of the im­ages were of children un­der the age of 12, to which Mrs Cut­ter con­firmed they were.

Mr James said that “was an ag­gra­vat­ing fea­ture of the case”.

No de­fence was given at this stage in the pro­ceed­ings by Modlin­ski’s so­lic­i­tor Richard Mor­gan.

Turn­ing to Modlinkski, district judge James said: “I am com­mit­ting all three charges to the Crown Court for sen­tence as they are be­yond the pow­ers of this court.

“You will ap­pear at Swansea Crown Court on Jan­uary 4.”

Modlin­ski was granted un­con­di­tional bail un­til that date.

County coun­cil­lor Jane Trem­lett, ex­ec­u­tive board mem­ber for health and so­cial care, meets staff who have trans­ferred from Al­lied Health­care to Car­marthen­shire Coun­cil.

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