70-year-old man keeps stash of child sex abuse images along with octopus porn


Michael Ward 
By: Feng Qian

An elderly man was arrested on a charge of possessing indecent images after keeping a stash in child abuse images along with animal porn, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Now, 70-year-old Michael Ward of Dunmow, has been banned from having any contact with people under the age of 16 after pleading guilty to four counts of possessing indecent images.

According to the criminal complaint, police raided Ward’s home after receiving a tip from the National Crime Agency. The Chelmsford Crown Court heard that Ward kept a large stash of illegal images on electronic devices in his home.

Experts found more than 1,000 images of child sex abuse. Ward also had images of people having sex with animals, including horses, dogs, octopus and eel.

Ward will be sentenced to prison later this month.