A MAN has admitted to being in possession of thousands of indecent images of children and numerous ‘upskirting’ offences.

Keith Mehers, of Maple Way, Gillingham, admitted to being in possession of 2,257 indecent images of children and 30 prohibited images of children.

He also admitted to 24 occasions of ‘upskirting’ and being in possession of an extreme pornographic video, which portrayed, in an explicit and realistic way, a person performing an act of intercourse with a pig.

The 43-year-old pleaded guilty at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday June 6 and was represented by Patricia Sheehan.

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Mehers was found to be in possession of 333 counts of category A indecent images of children, which are rated the most serious - 41 of which are videos. He also possessed 804 counts of category B indecent images, 52 of which were videos, and 1120 counts of category C images, 31 of which were videos – on January 11, this year.

He also pleaded guilty to using a mobile phone to covertly look beneath the clothing of another person without their knowledge on 24 occasions between August 19 2019 and October 10 2020.

Due to the severity of the offences, Mehers will be sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Monday July 9. He is currently on unconditional bail.