Accused of making indecent images
A man accused of making indecent images of children has made his first appearance at court.
Mark Crouch, 29, of Calder Close, St Annes, faces three charges of making images of children, some at the highest level of indecency.
He is also accused of possessing extreme pornography and having 55 indecent images of children.
The offences are alleged to have taken place between August 2012 and May 2015.
Prosecutor, Adrian Hollamby, asked for the case to be heard at crown court. The defence said Crouch had indicated he would plead not guilty to all the offences.
Crouch was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on March 30 by Blackpool magistrates.
He must not have any unsupervised contact with children until 18.