Aberporth man with child sex abuse images told to expect jail

AN Aberporth man has been warned today, June 14, to expect a jail sentence after he admitted making and distributing child sex abuse images.

Ian Mark Roberts, aged 49, appeared before Judge Keith Thomas at Swansea crown court for an initial hearing that his barrister asked to be turned into a plea and case management hearing to ensure a discount at the subsequent sentencing hearing.

Roberts, of Brynglas, admitted distributing indecent images of children, 21 in the most serious category A and three in category B.

Roberts also admitted making indecent images, 74 in category A, 37 in B and 34 in C.

All the offending took place between July 22 and December 21, 2017.

Judge Thomas warned Roberts the offences were serious and undoubtedly warranted a substantial sentence.

He agreed to delay sentencing until July 12 to allow time for a probation officer to prepare a report into Roberts’ background.

Judge Thomas granted him bail until then.