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Dean Clayton changes plea and admits to making hundreds of indecent images of children


A BASINGSTOKE man has admitted to making hundreds of prohibited images of children.

As previously reported, Dean Richard John Clayton, of Daneshill Court, Lychpit, pleaded not guilty to five counts against him at Winchester Crown Court in April.

The 35-year-old was accused of possessing four extreme pornographic images between July 24, 2016, and August 28, 2019.

He was also alleged to have made more than 500 prohibited images of children, categories A, B and C, between December 2013 and November 2019.

Lastly, he was accused of possessing 66 prohibited images of children between August 28, 2019, and November 3, 2019.

He was due to stand trial on Tuesday (August 9).

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However, appearing at the same court on Monday (August 8), Clayton changed his plea to guilty on three of the five counts. 

He admitted to, between December 23 2013 and November 3 2019, three counts of making indecent images of children: 51 of category A; 57 of category B; and 448 of category C.

The change of plea was accepted by Matthew Lawon, prosecuting, on behalf of the crown prosecution service, and Recorder Newton-Price QC adjourned the case for a pre-sentence report to be prepared. 

Clayton remains on unconditional bail and will next appear on September 5 for sentencing.

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