Brierfield man had 5,000 child porn images

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A paedophile who had a hoard of 5,000 child porn images, has been jailed.

Andrew Spencer (50) was found in possession of scores of indecent images of children on his laptop and mobile phone, a court heard.

The defendant, of Colne Road, Brierfield, had child porn images ranged from level one to five. Level five is the most serious type of indecent image.

The court was told that the defendant made and distributed the indecent images which were discovered on his laptop, two hard drives and his phone by police.

He had pleaded guilty to four counts of distributing indecent photographs of children, nine counts of making indecent photographs of children and one count of possession of prohibited images.

Spencer was sentenced to two years in prison at Burnley Crown Court.

Speaking after sentencing, DC Melissa Kelly said: “I am pleased with the sentence given to Spencer given the severity of the images that were found in his possession.

“This sentence reflects just how serious we and the courts view these types of offences so to those who partake in the viewing, sharing and making of indecent images of children, we will find you and put you before the courts.”

Spencer was also given a 10-year sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) and was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life.