Littlehampton man pleads not guilty to making over 10,000 indecent images of children

A Littlehampton man has denied making more than 10,000 indecent images of children.

Matthew Holder, 28, of Empress Close in Wick, pleaded not guilty to three charges of making indecent photographs of children at Worthing Magistrates’ Court yesterday (November 24).

Holder was charged with making 10,306 category C images – the lowest severity – of children, as well as 31 category B images and 43 of the most serious, category A.

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The indecent images were discovered on a Packard Bell computer tower, the court heard.

Worthing Magistrates Court Site shot of the Law Courts, Christchurch Rd, Worthing, West Sussex. Picture: Liz Pearce 07/08/2017 LP170678 SUS-170708-182102008

His defence counsel, Adrian Butt, said his client denied all the offences, a point confirmed by Holder from the dock as he entered a not guilty plea.

Chairman of the bench, Martin Tomlinson, released Holder on bail on the condition that he must live and sleep at his home address in Empress Close.

Holder was ordered to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on December 21 for trial.