A MAN has pleaded guilty to possessing an extreme pornographic image involving an animal and making an indecent image of a child. 

 

Dean Mallinder, 47, was charged with making a category C – the least severe category – indecent image of a child on August 14, 2018. 

 

Two days later, Mallinder was charged with being in possession of an extreme pornographic image of a person performing an act of intercourse with a dog.

 

The case, heard by magistrates in Barnsley on Wednesday, was adjourned to allow for the Probation Service to complete a pre-sentence report.

 

Mallinder was released on unconditional bail and will reappear at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on November 27.

 

He was also required to add his name to the sex offenders register within three days of the hearing on Wednesday.