An Aberystwyth man has appeared in court charged with distribution of indecent images of children as well as arranging the commission of a child sex offence.

Richard Smale, of Flat 1, 20 Great Darkgate Street, appeared before Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on 12 July.

The 37-year-old is charged with distributing five indecent child videos of the most serious category A between 1 June and 7 June this year.

He is also charged with arranging or facilitating the commission of a rape of a child under 13, and possession of 12.58g of cannabis.

Smale is next due to appear before Swansea Crown Court on 9 August, and was remanded in custody until that date.