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Comic's Son Held Over Child Porn Charges
The son of actor Ronnie Barker is being held in custody on suspicion of making indecent images of children.
Adam Barker appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court in West London, charged with five counts of child porn.
The 44-year-old, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody until August 21, when he will face a committal hearing to crown court.
It is alleged that a computer seized from Barker's home in 2003 had thousands of indecent images of children on it.
Two images were level five - the highest category of seriousness - while 24 were at level four, the court heard.
Barker had been interviewed and released on bail until June 2004.
His arrest by Scotland Yard's paedophile unit was part of a crackdown on internet child porn, codenamed Operation Ore.
During the latest court hearing, no plea was entered and there was no application for bail for Barker, who wore glasses and a pale shirt over a white t-shirt.
He is the youngest son of Ronnie Barker, one of Britain's best loved comic actors, who died five years ago.