Indecent pictures

A PERVERT has admitted 13 charges of making indecent images of children.

John Lenaghan appeared before Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court and admitted 12 counts of making indecent images of children.

The court heard that the offences occurred between December 6, 2008, and September 20, 2011.

The 36-year-old also admitted to a single charge of possession of 19 indecent photographs of youngsters on September 20, 2011.

Chairman of the magistrates’ bench John Taylor agreed to deal with the case at the Victoria Road court and asked for the Probation Service to carry out a pre-sentence report on the defendant, of Borrowdale Street, Belle Vue, Hartlepool.

Mr Taylor adjourned the case for three weeks, until Monday, April 8, for the report to be compiled, and released Leneghan on unconditional bail.