Jailed 18 months for possessing child porn

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A man has been jailed for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to children pornography charges.

The 36-year-old from Għaxaq who cannot be named by order of the court, pleaded guilty of being in possession of child pornography on his phone and computer. He was also accused of other offences including the spreading of pornographic material featuring children.

In a court presided over by Magistrate Gabriella Vella, prosecuting inspector Roxanne Tabone exhibited a number of items belonging to the man, including his mobile phone.

He pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him.

The man was seen crying when the court upheld the request for banning the publication of his name.

The Court sentenced the man to 18 months in prison, and placed him under treatment order for two years and a drug rehabilitation order.

The Court ordered the destruction of all exhibits in the case.

Lawyer Mario Mifsud appeared for the accused.