Wigan man had images of children and a dog being sexually abused

A man has appeared before Wigan justices accused of possessing vile images of children and a dog being sexually abused.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 6:59 am
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 7:04 am

Adam Ralphson, 28, of Balcarres Avenue, Wigan, faces five charges in all. Three relate to possessing “child porn” pictures which fall into each of the three categories of seriousness; another being a prohibited image of a child.

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And the final one concerns possessing an extreme pornographic image which “portrayed, in an explicit and realistic way, a person performing an act of intercourse with a live animal, namely a dog, which was grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene character.”

The court heard that Ralphson was likely to enter a guilty plea at a future hearing and his case was sent to Bolton Crown Court for sentencing on March 3.

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court