A 48-year-old man from San Pawl il-Baħar admitted in court that he had in his possession pornographic videos which featured minors aged 13 and 14.
The man is unemployed and suffers from a mental condition. Defence lawyers for the accused requested a pre-sentencing report be drawn up by a social worker.
Magistrate Victor Axiak ordered that the man be detained in the section for vulnerable people in Prison.
The prosecution was led by Inspectors Joseph Busuttil and Dorianne Tabone while Dr Mario Caruana appeared for the man.