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Man convicted for indecent assault on child

A Douglas man has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a child under the age of 13 as well as making thousands of indecent photographs of children.

38-year-old Andrew Byrne, who's currently remanded at the Isle of Man Prison, appeared at Douglas Courthouse last week. 
 
He pleaded guilty to 35 charges in total - four of indecent assault which took place between 1991 and 1995 and one of breaking a sexual offences prevention order.
 
In addition he also admitted 30 counts of making indecent still and moving images of children between 2005 and 2015 - including one charge of making 6,091 images. 
 
The court heard a psychological assessment has been carried out - social enquiry reports have now been requested. 
 
Byrne will be sentenced on August 20th. 
 

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