A 19-YEAR old from Skipton will be sentenced at crown court after admitting the making and the possession of indecent images of children.

Samuel Balderstone has also admitted charges of the possession of a prohibited image of a child, and the possession of an extreme pornographic image.

Balderstone, of Gargrave Road, who is currently a student in Durham, appeared at Skipton Magistrates Court on Friday where he pleaded guilty to five separate charges.

They are: Between July 7, 2020, and July 14, 2022 in Skipton making an indecent photograph, namely 708 Category A (highest level) images of a child; between the same dates, making an indecent photograph, namely 303 Category B images of a child; and again at the same time, making an indecent image, namely 1,160 Category C images of a child.

Balderstone also admitted during the same time the possession of an extreme pornographic image, and the possession of 34 prohibited images of a child.

The court heard Balderstone's devices, where the images were found, were recovered as the result of an investigation. The images include 517 videos.

At his hearing in court on Friday he was told to register with Durham City Police Station within three days. His sentencing was adjourned to Bradford Crown Court on March 1.