Update – Now released 

October 2012

Court left shaken by scenes from child sexual abuse video

A vile paedophile, who downloaded more than 15,000 indecent images of children, has been jailed for four years and nine months.

Darren Le Gallez, 33, admitted 21 counts of making, and two counts of distributing, indecent photographs and videos of children under the age of 16.

Le Gallez also had 928 videos with a collective running time of some 49 hours.

Some of the harrowing footage was played to the Royal Court during sentencing, leaving some in the room visibly shaken.

Passing sentence, Deputy Bailiff Richard McMahon said the prison term had to reflect the abhorrence the community felt towards anyone who engaged in such disgusting activity.