Kingston man pleads guilty to possessing hundreds of indecent images of children

Russell Gower pleaded guilty to a total of nine counts of possessing indecent photos and movies of children

Russell Gower pleaded guilty to a total of nine counts of possessing indecent photos and movies of children

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A Kingston man could face a jail term after police discovered he had nearly 300 indecent photos of children and more than 80 indecent movies with children.

Russell Gower, 33, of Sopwith Way in Kingston, pleaded guilty to four counts of downloading indecent images of children from level one to four and five counts of downloading indecent movies of children from level one to five – the highest level.

He also admittied possessing 273 indecent photos of children and 82 indecent movies with children.

Gower is believed to have downloaded the photos and movies on or before August 10, 2012.

He appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, January 3 and was given unconditional bail.

He will be sentenced at Kingston Crown Court at a later date.

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