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Mother in child porn court case

A mother has appeared in court in Lincolnshire accused of child pornography offences.

Melanie Gunn, 36, of Driby, near Alford, was working at a secondary school when she was arrested following police raids at her home in July.

The married mother of a toddler is accused of making indecent images of children and possessing hundreds of extreme pornographic images.

She was granted bail by Skegness magistrates.

Mrs Gunn is accused of six offences of making indecent images of children between September 2007 and October 2008.

She is also accused of possessing 79 child pornography images and 361 extreme pornographic images.

She did not enter a plea to the charges at the hearing on Tuesday and the case was adjourned until February.

Lincolnshire County Council confirmed Mrs Gunn was employed as an independent support manager at the John Spendluffe Technology College in Alford at the time of her arrest, but she resigned in August.

The charges are not believed to involve any child at the school or her own child and the images from her computer are believed to have been downloaded from the internet.

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