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Passport Office worker stole photos from young girls’ applications

James Close, 36, appeared before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court
James Close, 36, appeared earlier than Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court (Picture: ITV; Google)

A Passport Office worker has admitted stealing 30 images of ladies from applications and making indecent photos of kids.

James Close, 36, appeared earlier than Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court the place he admitted theft from Durham Passport Office and 4 sexual offences regarding possessing and making indecent photos.

Close, of Central Parade, Shildon, County Durham, additionally admitted a cost of possessing excessive pornography regarding bestiality movies.

The theft cost associated to a interval between May and December final 12 months, with Close stealing ’30 Passport Photographs, of a worth unknown belonging to Her Majesty’s Passport Office’.

Magistrates despatched his case to Durham Crown Court to be sentenced on November 22 and he was bailed with circumstances associated to his use of computer systems.

After the case, Durham Police mentioned: ‘Following intelligence acquired, a warrant was served at an deal with in Shildon in County Durham earlier this 12 months and plenty of objects have been seized by officers.

Passport worker indecent images out of court
Close additionally admitted a cost of possessing excessive pornography regarding bestiality movies. (Picture: ITV)
Durham Passport Office (Picture: Google)
Durham Passport Office (Picture: Google)

‘As part of that investigation a man in his mid-30s was arrested at his workplace in Durham city on suspicion of possession of indecent images of children and theft from his employer.’

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After the listening to, a Home Office spokesman mentioned: ‘This case is subject to ongoing legal proceedings and it would therefore be inappropriate to comment.’

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