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Pensioner to stand trial over alleged indecent images "confession"

Pensioner to stand trial over alleged indecent images

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Pensioner to stand trial over alleged indecent images "confession"


A pensioner accused of getting a “vulnerable” person to sign a confession taking partial responsibility for his own crime involving indecent images of children is due to stand trial in the Royal Court.

Charles David Barnett (73) yesterday appeared in the Magistrate’s Court to face a single charge of perverting the course of justice in relation to a previous conviction of possessing 200 indecent images and videos of children under 16.

Responding to the new charge of perverting the course of justice in the Magistrate's Court yesterday, Mr Barnett was represented by Advocate Chris Hillier.

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Pictured: The prosecution alleges that Mr Barnett got someone else to sign a "confession" document taking partial responsibility for his crime.

Magistrate Bridget Shaw, presiding, ruled that the matter was "not suitable for trial in this court".

She decided to commit the case to the Royal Court later this year when Mr Barnett will stand trial for the alleged offence.

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