July 2022

Pervert collected images of children and animals being abused

A depraved Huddersfield man has been jailed for more than two years for creating indecent images of children and owning “extreme” pornography that featured animals being sexually abused by humans.

Stephen Pickering, 41, from Moldgreen in Huddersfield was jailed for two years and four months at Leeds Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday) after pleading guilty to a string of offences that included making indecent photographs of a child and possession of extreme pornographic images which featured an animal.

He was also jailed for offences of theft and unauthorised computer access.

Pickering was first arrested in June 2020 and electronic devices that were seized from him were found to contain the catalogue of images

He was charged in May and as well as his jail term, Pickering was also made subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) at his sentencing.