Man admits child porn charges

In Court
In Court

A man has admitted 30 counts of making child pornography using girls as young as three.

Richard Bugg, of Campbell Street in Gainsborough, has also confessed to possessing extreme images - including animal porn.

The 37-year-old had been due to stand trial at Leeds Crown Court last week.

But having originally denied the charges he changed his mind and pleaded guilty to 20 counts of making indecent images of children on or before 6th October, 2011.

The girls involved were aged between three and 15.

Bugg also confessed to having 3,063 level one photographs out of a possible scale of five. This type of image involves children without sexual activity.

He also admitted having one level two photograph and 10 level three photographs.

Two of the photographs are level four, which shows sex between adults and children.

The child pornography offences are alleged to have taken place at an address on Wakefield Road in Huddersfield.

Bugg also admitted other charges relating to his home address.

He owned up to ten counts of possessing extreme pornographic images involving animals.

He admitted to have had 65 of these images in his possession. They are described as grossly offensive, disgusting or of an obscene nature.

The court heard he admitted accessing a website that showed ‘adult bestiality’ and there was evidence he had gone to a second website, although it was not yet clear if he had been forcibly re-directed by his web browser or not.

Bugg is due to be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday 2nd April.