Nelson teen faces child porn charges

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A Nelson teenager appeared before Burnley magistrates, accused of having 170 child porn videos and more than 400 images.

Joshua Peter McConachie (19), of Townsley Street, is alleged to have had more than 100 indecent video clips and 250 pictures at category A, the most serious level. The 12 alleged offences are all said to have taken place in Nelson.

The defendant is charged with making six indecent photos of a child – video clips at category A, on or between November 21st, 2013 and June 26th, 2014; possessing 100 indecent video clips of category A, last July 17th; making three indecent video clips at category B, on or between October 4th, 2013 and last June 26th; making one indecent video clip at category C, on or between last April 23rd and July 5th, making two indecent photos of a child at category A, on or between June 5th, 2013 and October 22nd, 2013; making five indecent photos of a child at category B, on or between October 7th, 2013 and October 22nd, 2013 and making two indecent photos at category C, on October 7th, 2013.

He is also accused of five further allegations of possessing an indecent photo of a child, involving 40 video clips at category B, 20 indecent videos at category C, 250 images at category A, 44 images at category B and 128 pictures at category C, all on July 17th.

McConachie, represented by Mr Geoff Ireland, did not indicate any pleas. He was bailed until a hearing at Burnley Crown Court on June 22nd. The defendant was ordered to live at his home address and not to have any unsupervised contact with any child under the age of 18.