A Lincolnshire sex offender found guilty of distributing and possessing indecent images of children has been jailed for three and a half years.
Ian David Philip, 57, formerly of Finkin Street, Grantham appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on January 13 and was sentenced for possessing over 10,919 indecent photographs of children, distributing and making indecent photographs and movies.
Philip pleaded guilty to the offences in November 2015 and was placed on remand while awaiting sentence.
The charges followed an investigation by officers from the Internet Child Abuse Team, part of the Public Protection Unit of Lincolnshire Police.
DS Vicky Midgley who leads the team said: “This is a dreadful case, the amount and type of images held by Philip was really disturbing.
“Philip pleaded guilty to distributing indecent images which is a very serious offence, where we can stop the distributors this helps to stop others possessing indecent images.”
Detective Superintendent Rick Hatton, Head of the Public Protection Unit, added: “The most important thing to remember is that behind every image is a victim of child abuse; we will robustly pursue all those involved in the possession and distribution of indecent images in order to protect children from harm.”