POLICE have charged a man with downloading indecent images of children from the internet.
Timothy Corney is alleged to have been caught with the images in Portsmouth.
Corney, of Bereweeke Mews, Winchester, did not enter any pleas to 18 charges of making indecent images of children and one of possession of indecent images when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.
The magistrates ruled that the allegations are so serious the case should be heard at the crown court.
The 31-year-old was released on bail to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court in April when he is due to enter pleas.