POLICE are hunting for a pervert caught with child abuse images who failed to turn up to his sentencing hearing.

Robert Miller was due to answer three charges of making images depicting the abuse of children at Oxford Crown Court yesterday.

He had already admitted having dozens of banned images of children when he was in Oxfordshire, and was due to be sentenced for those crimes.

However the 50-year-old, who now lives in Gollands Close, Brixham, Torbay, did not turn up to court.

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Presiding Judge Ian Pringle QC duly issued a warrant 'not backed for bail' and police are now searching for him to bring him to court.

At the brief hearing, prosecutors said that Miller had attended previously where he had sought to obtain legal representation for his case.

He was then due to appear at the same court in March but again failed to show up.

On that occasion Miller said he was self-isolating and so the case was adjourned.

He was set to appear for a third time earlier this month but he didn't attend that hearing either.

Speaking yesterday, prosecutors said that he had not made any contact with the court regarding the latest scheduled hearing.

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Ultimately Judge Pringle issued a warrant for his arrest.

Miller had already admitted at Oxford Magistrates' Court in February three counts of making indecent images of children.

He pleaded guilty to making 43 images in the most severe category - A, as well as 14 in category B and five in category C.

All of the offences took place on or before October 17 2017 in the Oxfordshire area.

After those pleas were entered the case was sent to the crown court for sentencing with Miller released on bail.