A man who was addicted to adult porn sites has pleaded guilty to having 235 indecent photographs of children on his computer.
Mark Barker, 45, of Egerton Road, Blacon, admitted one charge of possessing indecent photographs of a child and three charges of making indecent photographs of a child between September 2010 and June last year at a hearing at Chester Magistrates Court on Thursday (March 19).
The offences came to light when police received intelligence that an IP address had been downloading indecent images.
Officers executed a search warrant at Barker’s address and seized his laptop, which was then sent for analysis.
Evidence was uncovered that Barker had searched for the images and had attempted to erase photos.
The court heard that Barker told police he had been addicted to websites featuring adult pornography and accepted that he had a problem.
He told them he did not know why he had downloaded the images and said he had no sexual interest in children.
Barker will be sentenced at Chester Magistrates Court on April 13.
He will remain on conditional bail until then.