No bail over porn

An Albury man was in possession of an enormous cache of child pornography when arrested by police, a court has heard.

Magistrate Tony Murray asked defence solicitor Sascha McCorriston just how many images that entailed.

“One hundred thousand your honour,” she replied in Albury Local Court early on Monday afternoon.

A Director of Public Prosecutions representative quickly added that the images could be classified as fitting “all categories” of child abuse.

Allan Darrell Blake made no comment and showed no emotion when he appeared briefly in the dock over the allegations.

Blake – bald, wearing a beard and dressed in prison greens – instead just looked straight ahead while his matter was being discussed.

The 56-year-old has been charged with produce, disseminate or possess child abuse material.

Blake will be remaining in jail over the allegations for the time being at least.

“There is no application for bail today by Mr Blake,” Ms McCorriston told Mr Murray.

She said it was not yet known whether Blake’s case was a matter that would be taken over by the DPP or run by the police.

Blake was remanded in custody to appear in court again next Monday.

But he won’t appear in the dock that day, instead it will be via a video link to Junee jail.

Blake was arrested at his Olive Street home on Friday about 2pm.

Police searched his home and found a laptop computer that allegedly contained the child abuse material.

They seized the computer, which is being further examined.

Police are still seeking information about the allegations involving Blake, with information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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