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Solihull teenager charged with hacking and possession of child sex images

A teenager has appeared in court charged with possessing indecent images of children and computer hacking.

Charlton Floate, from Whiteslade Close in Knowle, Solihull, did not enter a plea at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

The 18-year-old was arrested following an investigation into a cyber attack on the Home Office website, West Midlands Police said.

He was remanded in custody and is due at Birmingham Crown Court on 5 November.

Mr Floate is charged with conspiracy to commit computer misuse, possessing photographic indecent images of children, possessing non-photographic prohibited images of children and possession of extreme pornography.

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