A woman who claimed she was struggling with lockdown sent indecent images of a two-year-old girl to a pervert who offered her £5,000.
Abigail Kikke was supposed to be looking after the child but claimed the pandemic left her in a ‘dark place’ before she sent the pictures.
Kikke, 27, abused the child and was also in contact with a convicted sex offender online.
She was snared with a sick phone haul of 69 images at her mother’s home in Condorrat, Cumbernauld, Scotland, in March 2020.
The young girl appeared in 11 of them.
Kikke pleaded guilty today at the High Court in Glasgow to sexually assaulting the girl and distributing images of her and other children.
She also admitted taking or permitting to be taken indecent images of children and possession of indecent photographs.
The court heard police received intelligence Kikke had used social networking app ‘Kik’ to distribute indecent images of the girl.
A video lasting one minute and 58 seconds involving the pair was recovered from her phone.
Officers were able to trace Kikke through her internet address and her mother’s home was raided. The house was searched and a variety of devices were seized.
Kikke’s mobile was found to contain 69 indecent still and moving images – 11 of which featured the girl.
Some of the images had earlier been deleted by Kikke and were all created between 18 to 26 March, 2020.
One of the videos seized was an extended version of the video that officers had previously found on Kik lasting five minutes.
There were audible gasps and cries from the girl’s father who was in court as the circumstances were read out.
Prosecutor Shanti Maguire said: ‘One of the images had been sent by the accused to an internet user known as ‘Daddy’.’
The other images contained on the phone showed children as young as three to four to 14-years-old.
Kikke was also found to have chatted to another internet user known as ‘Hollow’ who asked her to perform sex acts on the girl.
Miss Maguire added: ‘She told ‘Hollow’ that she sent ‘Daddy’ images of her and the girl and that he was willing to pay her £4,000.
Between March 22 and 23 she corresponded with a user she addressed as ‘Daddy’ at his request.
‘During their conversation she told him she was in debt, self isolating and struggling with no human contact other than phone.
‘He claimed he would send her £1,000 and in subsequent messages he claimed to be a successful stock trader who would take the woman and girl abroad on holiday.’
Kikke followed up by sending pictures of the girl in a nappy and further indecent image.
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The hearing was told Kikke communicated with an internet user named ‘gs1177 Mike D’.
The pair chatted about children before Kikke was told the user was ‘sexually aroused.’
Kikke sent images of the girl to him while she received an image of a male and female children.
Miss Maguire added: ‘The user has been identified as 43-year-old man Gary Smith, who lived in Wigan.
‘He has since been convicted at Bolton Crown Court of sexual offences including ones arising from his conversation with Kikke.
‘He was sentenced to six months for distribution of images and attempting to arrange or facilitate the commission of a child sex offence which he received 32 months imprisonment.’
Ronnie Renucci QC, defending, told the court Kikke appreciates that a custodial sentence is ‘inevitable’. ‘These offences took place at a black point in her life.’
Sentence was deferred until October pending background reports by judge Lord Sandison.
Kikke, from Clackmannanshire, showed no emotion as she was remanded in custody meantime.