A Kettering man was found to have more than 2,000 pornographic images of children on his computer.
Christopher Rosemeyer, 29, of Arthurs Way, Kettering, appeared at Northampton Crown Court where Judge Rupert Mayo told him that some of the images and videos stored on his computer were among the most shocking he had ever known and included one of a young child being tortured.
The court was told the images were found on Rosemeyer’s computer after officers visited his home in April last year.
Some of the videos had been stored in folders on Rosemeyer’s computer which could be accessed and shared with paedophiles elsewhere in the world.
In interview, Rosemeyer said he had been looking at images of children since he was 16 years old.
The court heard how Rosemeyer had himself had a troubled childhood and in adult life had trouble with intimacy.
Judge Mayo handed him a three-year jail sentence for eight counts of possessing indecent images of children and placed him on the sex offenders’ register.