A YOUNG Tebay man has been put on the Sex Offender Register after he admitted downloading more than 160 child abuse images.

Jordan Goddard, 22, who admitted his guilt when he was interviewed about the images by police officers, will be sentenced by a judge at the city’s crown court, a district judge at Carlisle’s Rickergate court ruled.

The defendant, of South Terrace, Tebay, pleaded guilty to the following four offences:

* Downloading 65 child abuse images which prosecutors say were category A, the most * serious level of indecent child images.

* Downloading 33 Category B child abuse images.

* Downloading 64 Category C child abuse images.

* And possessing a total of 162 indecent child images, with the figure representing the entirety of the images he downloaded.

District Judge John Temperley was told that the defendant committed the offences between November 17, 2020, and May 27 the following year. All four offences were committed in the Tebay area.

After hearing a brief outline of the defendant’s wrongdoing, District Judge Temperley sent the case to Carlisle Crown Court for a hearing on September 2.

He ruled also that Goddard must now have his name on the Sex Offender Register.

Noting that the defendant was a man of previous good character, District Judge Temperley asked the Probation Service to prepare a background pre-sentence report on Goddard. 

How long he will be on the Register will be determined by the ultimate nature and length of the sentence he receives. The defendant was granted bail until he appears at the crown court.

He is likely to be sentenced on that occasion.