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Former Dock Mayor faces jail time for indecent child images

THE FORMER mayor of Pembroke Dock, Terry Judkins, has been warned he could face jail time after admitting to new charges related to the possession and distribution of indecent images of children.

Judkins, 55, first appeared at Swansea Crown Court in May, where he pleaded guilty to two offences. These included making two Category C indecent images of children and possessing a prohibited image of a child, all dated between September 27, 2018, and August 5, 2021. He denied charges of possessing extreme pornographic images depicting bestiality.

In addition to these charges, Judkins was also accused of making 52 Category A indecent images of children within the same timeframe. This particular charge had been adjourned for further consideration of the evidence.

On June 20, Judkins, residing on Bush Street in Pembroke Dock, returned to Swansea Crown Court, where he admitted to the Category A offence. Prosecutor Helen Randall revealed that an analysis of Judkins’ mobile phone indicated he had been distributing images as well. Judkins pleaded guilty to distributing two Category A images on July 25, 2020, but denied distributing one Category A image on August 29, 2020.

Ms Randall stated that the pleas Judkins entered were acceptable, and as a result, a trial would not be pursued for the remaining charges.

Judge Catherine Richards has ordered a pre-sentence report and granted Judkins bail until his sentencing on July 15. She issued a stark warning to the defendant: “All options will be open to the court. That will include immediate custody.”