A BRAND new computer bought by a Neyland man accused of being a child abuser was used to access Russian child sex websites within one hour of being fired up, a jury heard today (Wednesday).

John Smith, aged 47, agreed the machine belonged to him and that whoever had accessed the sites must have had an interest in child sex.

But he denied he was responsible.

Smith, of High Street, is on trial at Swansea crown court accused of 28 offences, including indecent assault, indecency with a child, sexual assault and intercourse with a girl aged under 13.

Smith - who was once known as Matthew Griffiths - also denies possessing indecent images of children, making such images, and the possession of extreme pornography depicting women having sex animals.

Cross examined today by Paul Hobson, the barrister leading the prosecution, Smith agreed he had bought a white laptop in March 2014.

He said an operating system had been pre-installed and that he registered the system in his then name - Matthew Griffiths - on March 6 and "fired it up" ready for use.

Mr Hobson put it to Smith that police computer experts could tell that within one hour the computer was being used to access a child sex website and a search had been made for "pre teen dance."

Mr Hobson said whoever had made the searches was a paedophile, and Smith agreed.

But he said someone else must have had access to the machine.

Smith told the court that after police had seized various pieces of computer equipment, including hard drives, he had told them they might find photographs of naked women.

Asked about that today he said "lady friends" had sent him photographs of themselves naked and he had not actually taken them.

"I did not search for indecent under age material and I did not create the images and have not viewed them," he added.

Questioned about the alleged child abuse Smith said the complaints made by the then three girls and a boy had come out of the blue and he had no idea why they were being made.

Smith, who worked over the years as a bouncer at St Davids rugby club, a taxi driver and for a vermin extermination company, denies all the charges.

The jury this afternoon listened to closing speeches by barristers for the prosecution and defence and will retire to consider verdicts tomorrow (Thurs).