A funeral director has appeared in court accused of possessing pornographic photos of corpses being "sexually abused".
Magistrates in Blackpool, Lancashire heard Nigel Robinson-Wright "would have access" to the corpses in the photographs and that they "could be taken at his place of work".
The 40-year-old also stands accused of trying to arrange or facilitate the sexual abuse of a female toddler.
Robinson-Wright, of Staining near Blackpool, also faces accusation of having images of himself having sex with a dog.
He was arrested after the allegations came to light following a probe by investigators with the Metropolitan Police.
The undertaker has previously been involved in working with local community groups.
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He has also taken part in the annual Armistice Day parades in Blackpool.
Robinson-Wright was quizzed by officers and charged with arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.
He was also charged with three counts of possessing indecent images of a child and possessing extreme pornography.
Prosecutor Peter Kelly told Blackpool magistrates on Wednesday: "The pictures in the charges also include sexual abuse of corpses he, as a funeral director, would have access to and which could be taken at his place of work."
Robinson-Wright was kept in custody with his case being sent to Preston Crown Court.
He is next due to appear in court next month on Wednesday, December 1.
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