A Brighton man has been given a prison sentence totalling more than three years after being found with more than 6,600 child abuse images on his computer and USB sticks, despite a previous conviction and a court order prohibiting him from possessing such material.
Terence George Coomber, 78, retired, of Stanford Avenue, Brighton, was sentenced to 38 months imprisonment at Lewes Crown Court on Friday 29 November, after pleading guilty to 11 charges including possession of almost 1,500 of the most serious type of images, showing children, some very young, being sexually abused.
In another of the offences Coomber had an extreme pornographic image portraying a person performing sexual acts with animals.
He was also convicted of breaking a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) severely restricting his access to computers, imposed when he was given a 12 months suspended sentence for possessing indecent images of children.
In addition to his prison sentence Coomber will now be a registered sex offender for life and his SHPO was continued until further court order.