Billy Charlton to appear before Sunderland magistrates next month on indecent image charges after case adjourned

A man accused of possessing, making and distributing indecent images has had his initial court appearance in Sunderland delayed.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 2:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 5:55 pm

William Bernard Charlton, whose address is listed on court documents as Morpeth, Northumberland, was due to make a first appearance at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, February 19 charged with a number of offences.

Charlton, who is 55, faces four charges.

They are; possessing an extreme pornographic image portraying a person involved in a sexual act with a dog, possessing an extreme pornographic image showing an act which could seriously injure a person, distributing an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child and a donkey engaging in a sexual act and making an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child.

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Sunderland Magistrates' Court.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between June 2018 and June 2019 in Washington.