Former Worthing man charged with making indecent images

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A MAN who used to live in Worthing appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on Monday (January 23), charged with three offences of making a total of 71,932 indecent images of children.

Gavin Collins, 42, self-employed, now of Skelwith Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, used to live in Belsize Road, Worthing.

He was committed to Chichester Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on Friday, February 24, and is on bail.

The charges follow an investigation by the Paedophile On-Line Investigation Team (POLIT) of Sussex Police, and he was arrested in August 2010 at his Worthing address.

The charges do not relate to any contact offending with children, or to any locally obtained images of children.JP