Blackpool man Pete Pablo admits possessing indecent pictures of children

A Blackpool man who lives near a primary school has admitted possessing more than 23,000 indecent images of children.
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Pete Pablo, from St Helier's Road, South Shore pleaded guilty to three charges of possessing indecent images of children at a hearing in Preston.

The defendant – who lives close to Blackpool Gateway Academy – admitted having 1,411 Category A images, 891 Category B and 21,171 Category C pictures - a total of 23,473.

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Judge Ian Unsworth KC adjourned the case until January 30, 2024 when Pablo will be sentenced.

In the meantime he asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and ordered Pablo to keep police informed of any changes to his address or circumstances.