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Accused shocked at discovery of 113 indecent children pics

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 13, 2012

By Ruth Mosalski

Swansea Crown Court

Swansea Crown Court

A MAN has gone on trial charged with making more than 100 indecent images of children.

Some of the 113 pornographic images were described as "hardcore".

Police raided the Bryncoch home of Simon Williams on January 6, 2011, and seized two computers, a jury at Swansea Crown Court was told.

Jim Davis , prosecuting, said: "The defendant was arrested the same day on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children and he told them he was shocked and didn't know anything about it."

Mr Davis said the computer was examined and 113 images showing child abuse were found.

"There is no dispute that these were indecent images of children," he told the court.

"These are real photographs of real children being sexually abused," he said.

"Some were what we quite clearly call hardcore," added Mr Davis.

The images were found in a folder of a computer the court was told was used only by Williams and his ex-partner.

They were found in a temporary internet folder and the computer had been logged on under the user name, "Simon".

Some of the images had been saved from Russian porn websites.

Williams, 45, now of Bracken Road, Neath, denies two charges of making indecent images on November 11, 2010 and 11 from January 3.

Mr Davis said the prosecution accepted some websites accessed, including ones with "Bikini pics US" and "Young Cuties" in the titles, did not show pornographic images.

"Some were legal pictures but we say it demonstrates what the user was looking at, normally pre-teens. We say he went on to look at images which were clearly illegal," Mr Davis added.

Claire Morgan, Williams's former partner, told the jury the couple's son was allowed to use his computer in the upstairs study, but was logged on by his parents and the password was kept secret from him.

Mrs Morgan, a nurse at Singleton Hospital, said her son used the computer to play games and sometimes accessed YouTube.

She said she had limited understanding of computers and left technical issues, including checking the browsing history on their son's computer, to her husband.

The trial continues.

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