June 2020

Pervert admits viewing more than 60 indecent child images

A 23-year-old has admitted downloading more than 60 indecent images of a child and possessing one extreme pornographic image containing a serious sex act involving a dog.

Benjamin Thomas Hodson admitted three charges of downloading or viewing indecent images of a child: 12 category B images, 39 category A images and 24 category C images. All three offences happened between January 1 and June 4 last year.

He also admitted being in possession of an extreme pornographic image involving a serious sex act between a dog and a person on June 4. The case was sent to Carlisle Crown Court for sentencing.

Hodson, of Stainton Gardens in the Etterby area of Carlisle, also admitted driving without insurance on January 21. He was given six penalty points, fined £200, was ordered to pay £85 in costs and to pay a £32 victim surcharge.

He is now disqualified from driving for six months.