August 2013

Hoddesdon man pleads guilty to making thousands of child abuse images

A HODDESDON man has admitted making more than 13,000 indecent images and videos of children.

Philip Hutchinson, 62, of Admirals Walk in Hoddesdon pleaded guilty to six charges of making indecent movies and five charges of making indecent images of children.

The charges, all dating back to before August 2012, include two level five movies, the most serious.

He entered his plea at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court on Monday last week and will be sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on Monday August 12.

Hutchinson was released on bail on condition he does not have any unsupervised contact, or work with, children under 16.

He is also banned from viewing pornography and must allow police to inspect his computer.