A CROYDON man has appeared in court accused of possessing almost 6,000 indecent images of children and of making 12 indecent videos, photographs and images of children.
Dean Stuart Cook, of Towpath Way, Croydon, did not indicate a plea at the hearing at Croydon Magistrates Court earlier today (January 30), where he appeared charged with possessing indecent videos of children.
The 26-year-old, who wore a black waterproof coat, black trousers and glasses, faces 18 charges relating to May 5, 2014, or before.
Cook is accused of making six indecent videos of children. Two of the videos were allegedly category A, the most serious, two category B and two category C.
He is charged with making one category A indecent photograph of children, one category B and one category C.
And Cook also allegedly made three indecent images of children, one at category A, one at category B and one at category C.
Cook is accused of possessing 3,407 level A indecent photographs of children, 1,826 level B photographs and 631 level C photographs.
He is also charged with possessing four level A indecent videos of children, two level B videos and two level C videos.
Cook, who has no previous convictions, was granted unconditional bail and will appear at Croydon Crown Court on February 13.