A 44-year old man has been arraigned before a Magistrates Court for watching child pornography despite his blind state.
Andrew Shaw, a british whose wife is also blind in support of her husband were helped into the Blackpool Magistrates Court by their guide dogs.
According to the Blackpool Gazette, Shaw faces three counts of possessing 71 obscene images of children on his computer. Twelve of the images are alleged to be of the worst variety.
His lawyer, Allan Cobain said: “This is an unusual case as my client is registered blind.
“He has no sight in one eye and only a small amount in the other. It may be argued that difficulty with his vision makes it difficult for him to put an age to images he downloads.
“He may think he is looking at 16-year-olds. Cobain said.