Man in dock for child abuse images

AN Inglewood man facing nearly 40 charges of possessing child abuse images on a personal computer has been committed to stand trial in the District Court.

Paul Jason Brigden, aged 39, appeared this week in the Warwick Magistrates Court in relation to his 36 charges, with Magistrate Anne Thacker directing that the case should proceed to a trial.

Brigden was not required to enter a plea during his appearance this week.

The Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) now has up to six months to prepare its case against Brigden before formally indicting him in the District Court, at which time he will be required to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.

No date has yet been set for the trial, which it is understood will be held in Warwick.

Brigden was charged after police seized a computer in his possession, on which they will allege he had a number of images depicting the sexual abuse of minors.



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