A BROOM man who was caught with indecent photos and movies of children on his phone has been ordered to register as a sex offender.

Ben Lamb pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to three charges of possessing images of children and three of possessing indecent movies of children.

Lamb, 24 of High Street, Broom, near Alcester, also pleaded guilty to three charges of distributing a number of the images.

The court heard that on his phone the police found 21 photographs and 12 movies classed as being of category A in a new scale of seriousness.

Category A is the most serious category, defined as images and movies showing children being subjected to penetrative sex acts, acts of sadism or sexual acts with an animal.

There were 108 stills and 11 movies in category B showing non-penetrative sex acts with children; and 277 stills and two movies in category C, classed as being ‘other indecent images’ of children.

Lamb had distributed four category A images, 23 category B images and 96 category C images.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be prepared on Lamb, who was ordered to register as a sex offender, with the period being determined by the sentence he eventually receives, and he was granted bail.