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Hornchurch paedophile pleads guilty to possessing hundreds of photographs of a person having sex with an animal

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:30 29 August 2018

Snaresbrook Crown Court. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Images

Snaresbrook Crown Court. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Images

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A pervert from Hornchurch has pleaded guilty to multiple offences including possessing more than 300 pornographic images of a person performing sexual acts with animals and causing a child to look at indecent images.

James Farina, 39, from West Malling Way admitted to committing several serious offences including possession of 315 pornographic images which showed a person performing acts of intercourse with live animals, at Snaresbrook Crown Court this morning (Tuesday, August 28).

Wearing a dark blue suit with a red tie, Farina pleading guilty to six counts, except for one where he pleaded guilty to attempting, but not guilty to causing a child to watch a sexual act.

The crown accepted this plea as the 15-year-old’s identity was never established or traced.

Judge Caroline English told Farina: “These are clearly very serious matters. You can expect to receive a custodial service for them.”

Farina admitted six counts including causing a child under the age of 13 to look at an indecent image, engaging in sexual communication with a child, attempting to arrange a sexual activity with an 11-year-old, making indecent photographs of a child, attempting to arrange a sexual activity with a 15-year-old and for possessing 315 extreme pornographic images which portrayed in an explicit and realistic way a person performing acts of intercourse with live animals.

He was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday, October 9.


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