A ROYAL Navy commander was appearing in court today charged with indecently exposing himself to children and child pornography offences.
Craig Gilmour, 38, a former captain of the warship HMS Newcastle, is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court, Hampshire, charged with two counts of indecent exposure to young girls.
The incidents are alleged to have happened in Ledbury Road, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth, on July 3, and in Neville Avenue, Paulsgrove, on October 5 this year.
The married officer is also charged with using threatening words or behaviour in Cranleigh Road, Portchester, on October 23.
Gilmour faces two further charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity on September 29 in Paulsgrove, and October 25 in North End, Portsmouth.
He is also charged with 19 counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possessing 359 indecent images of children.
These offences are alleged to have taken place between August last year and June this year.
Gilmour, who lives at HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth, is originally from Turbinia Gardens, Newcastle Upon Tyne and he has one daughter.
He works at the navy's Fleet headquarters at Portsmouth Naval Base.
At a previous hearing he was granted bail with the condition that he does not drive a private vehicle apart from within the confines of Portsmouth Dockyard.