Bugbrooke man admits distributing more than 100 indecent images of children

Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough

A 53-year-old man has pleaded guilty to distributing more than 100 indecent images of children.

Stephen Coleclough, of Tibbs Way, Bugbrooke, has admitted downloading hundreds of indecent photographs of children between January 1, 2014 and June 23, 2015.

Northampton Crown Court heard Coleclough was found in possession of 137 images of the most serious A category, 93 category B and 148 category C.

He admitted distributing 119 indecent photographs of children.

Coleclough also pleaded guilty to possessing 29 extreme pornographic images which portrayed, in an explicit and realistic way, a person performing a sexual act with an animal which was grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene character.

He will be sentenced in April.

Judge Rupert Mayo ordered a pre-sentence report to be prepared but said he was keeping “all options open, including custody.”

Coleclough will now be placed on the sex offenders’ register.