Lee Bartram, 44, pictured at Wolverhampton Crown Court today, admitted further charges
A former West Midlands Police officer today pleaded guilty to further charges of making indecent photos of children.
Lee Bartram, 44, of West Bromwich, had already admitted five counts of making indecent images of a child and two of distributing similar images in August.
Today, at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Bartram – who worked as an inspector based in Birmingham city centre – admitted a further three counts of making indecent photos of children.
The 15-minute hearing this morning was told the latest charges – from October 2011 to August this year – involved a total of 146 indecent images of children.
Bartram did not enter a plea to an additional count of misconduct in public office – and he will face a further hearing on this on February 14.
Judge James Burbidge QC told him: ‘You have already seen a probation officer so the case could proceed to sentence on that day.
‘You should be prepared for that. I don’t hold out any particular sentence to you, it’s a matter for the sentencing judge.’
Bartram (pictured) had a high profile role in policing Birmingham city centre, attending events like Birmingham Pride, and the St Patrick’s Day Parade in March this year
Previously, Walsall Magistrates’ Court had heard that some of the films he made had a ‘commentary’ from the officer ‘as to what he would like to do’ with the children.
Bartram worked as a police inspector based in Birmingham city centre
Today, Bartram showed no emotion as he sat in the dock in Wolverhampton wearing a blue overcoat. He spoke only to enter his pleas.
Bartram was granted bail on the condition that he did not take up resident in his parents’ house.
The initial charges, spanning a period between August 2013 and the same month of this year, related to 328 images, including some found on an iPad and an iPhone.
The inspector had a high profile role in policing Birmingham city centre, attending events like Birmingham Pride, and the St Patrick’s Day Parade in March this year.
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