Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Alresford woman Amy Hickson admits animal porn charges

Amy Hickson
Image caption Amy Hickson was 17 at the time she carried out the offences

A woman has admitted downloading and possessing more than 600 images of child pornography as well as images of animal pornography involving a dog.

Amy Hickson, 20 and from Alresford, Hampshire, changed her plea on the first day of her trial at Winchester Crown Court.

She admitted 13 counts of making and possessing child pornography and extreme animal pornography.

Some of the images of children were of the most serious "Category A" type.

Hickson, of Greys Farm Close, New Cheriton, was 17 when the offences were committed, the court heard.

She pleaded guilty to eight counts of making indecent photos of a child, in Categories A, B and C, one charge of making an indecent movie of a child and two counts of possessing prohibited images of children.

Hickson also admitted two charges of possessing 16 "extreme, disgusting or obscene" pornographic images involving dogs.

Judge Susan Evans warned her she could be sent to prison when she is sentenced on 6 March.

A pre-sentence report will be prepared on Hickson, who was released on conditional bail.

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