Shap man admits child porn charges

Date: Friday 25th May 2018

A MAN who downloaded hundreds of child porn pictures must sign the sex offenders’ register.

Graham Plant (57), West Close, Shap, entered guilty pleas to five charges when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court on Tuesday. All of the crimes were committed during a period between August, 2008, and October, 2015.

Judge James Adkin adjourned the case. “I need a report from the probation service looking at your background and why you engaged in this behaviour,” he told Plant. “Simply because I am adjourning for reports, please don’t think I have decided what the sentence will be. I have not. All options are open.”

Plant, who is set to be sentenced on 12th June, was granted bail in the meantime. He was told he must sign the sex offenders’ register with immediate effect.