Breakfast TV star Paul Sadler has been charged with possessing child abuse images [LinkedIn]
But now the 53 year old has been charged with possessing more than 1,3000 child abuse images.
The TV personality was arrested after a search of his London home uncovered the images on laptops, a court heard.
Appearing at Hendon Magistrates Court, the star denied four counts of making an indecent image of a child.
The Daily Mail reported that 124 of the images fell into the most severe category for their explicit content.
Paul Sadler was best known for the Carpet Monster skit [Barnet and Potters Bar Times]
Paul pleaded not guilty to making 70 “category B” images and not guilty to a separate count of making 1,205 “category C” images.
He also entered a not guilty plea to possessing a prohibited image of a child on March 25 this year.
All the other offences were alleged to have taken place on or before that date.
Defence counsel Nigel Richardson said: “It’s safe to say this was a joint computer used by a number of people.”
Paul Sadler has been released on bail [YouTube]
Paul was bailed on the condition that he does not use a computer or any device without a memory, or delete the memory himself.
He must also allow police access to the device.