Woman who made indecent child video goes free

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A woman who made a video on her mobile phone of a young girl having simulated sex with a toy walked free from court today.

Donna Hudson, 33, was given a suspended prison sentence after admitting making the footage of a three-year-old girl having simulated sex with a Bob the Builder toy.



Hudson also admitted downloading indecent images on to her personal computer.



The disturbing footage was discovered by officers who seized her mobile phone, Sheffield Crown Court was told.



She told officers "she thought it was a laugh".



Her personal computer was also seized and officers discovered the indecent images. They had been downloaded on two occasions and were graded at level three and four, with five being the most serious.



Her computer also revealed details of conversations she had had on the internet with a man.



It was while in an internet chat room that Hudson revealed an "unhealthy interest" in sex with children and that she got pleasure from watching 13-year-old girls engage in sexual activity, the court was told.



Ian Groom, defending, said Hudson had already suffered in her local community where she was the subject of an arson attack.



A property on Boswell Street, Rossington, South Yorkshire, where Hudson used to live, was mistakenly targeted.



Hudson had already moved out of the street but eight members of a family - including four young children - managed to escape.



Mr Groom said: "It is clear from the defendant's personal history she is somebody who is vulnerable and was looking through the internet for love and relationships."



Judge John Bullimore said Hudson had a "disorientated approach to sexual matters" and local people had rightly been disturbed by her behaviour.



However, he said he was able to impose a 22-week prison sentence suspended for two years after reading reports into her background.



He imposed other restrictions on Hudson, which included not working with children and undertaking counselling.



She was also made subject of a supervision order.



Hudson pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to five counts of making indecent photographs of children.



She was due to face trial on 13 charges but the prosecution accepted her pleas and the remaining counts were left to lie on file.