IN COURT - Worcestershire man faces further indecent images of children charges - The Bromsgrove Standard

IN COURT - Worcestershire man faces further indecent images of children charges

Bromsgrove Editorial 15th Mar, 2024 Updated: 15th Mar, 2024   0

A BROMSGROVE man faces possible charges of distribution of indecent images of children.

Rob George, 42, of Rowan Close appeared at Worcester Crown Court for sentencing today (Friday, March 15) after previously pleading guilty to making indecent images, including one category A – the most severe type, two category B and 36 category C indecent images of children.

But Judge Jackson agreed to adjourn the case upon the request of prosecutor Holly Kilbey, to give the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) the chance to bring forward further charges against George. These are expected to include two counts of distribution of indecent images of children (one category A and one category C).

The case was adjourned to Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday, April 12, with Judge Jackson requesting the charges be expedited to avoid delays.

Judge Jackson confirmed allegations of distribution of indecent images of children carried a possible starting sentence of three years imprisonment whereas the original charges against George carry a lesser possible starting sentence of one year.

He said: “There is a stark difference between making and distributing these images.

“It would be an artificial exercise for me to sentence these charges of making when other charges for distribution may be brought forward.”

George remains on unconditional bail.

Rob George – Statement on behalf of the Worcester, Malvern and Evesham Observers

The first the company knew about the case came after the proceedings last month at Worcester Magistrates Court.

The company was shocked, saddened and disturbed by the situation.

George resigned from his positions with the papers with immediate effect.

Had he not, he would have faced disciplinary proceedings for gross misconduct, in line with the company’s code of conduct.



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