May 2016

Jail threat for man caught with more than 34,000 indecent child images

A MAN caught with more than 34,000 indecent images of children has been warned that he could be sent to jail.

Kyle Arnold, aged 27, spent five years downloading vile photographs, Plymouth Crown Court heard.

He admitted making 34,583 indecent images of children between January 2010 and January 2015.

Arnold had 469 photographs in the most vile category, showing the rape of children by adults.

Arnold of Russell Court in Tavistock, further pleaded guilty to possession of 595 prohibited images of a child in January last year.

Recorder John Williams adjourned sentence for a probation officer to prepare a report on his background.

He warned Arnold: “You are looking at a substantial period of prison but there may be an alternative.”

Arnold was released on conditional bail to return to court for sentence on May 20. He must not have any unsupervised contact with anyone aged under 18.