Couple who exploited child to be sentenced next month

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court
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A man and woman who exploited a seven-year-old girl are to be sentenced next month.

Michael Kinnear and Caroline Shaw took obscene pictures of the little girl and distributed worldwide, a court was told.

Caroline Shaw, 29, formerly of Thornton Road, Morecambe, now of Meldon Road, Heysham, and Kinnear, 48, whose last known address is Fairfield Avenue, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to inciting the youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to be involved in pornography.

They admitted offences of possessing and distributing indecent pictures, some at the highest level of indecency, of children.

Shaw also pleaded guilty to taking an indecent picture of a child and ill-treating a child. All the offences took place at Morecambe between October last year and May this year.

They will appear on September 14 at Preston Crown Court.