Pervert with thousands of indecent images of children is jailed

'Habitual collector of indecent images' is jailed

A paedophile caught with thousands of vile images been sentenced to two years in prison.

Shaun Harris, 39, of West View Crescent, Devizes, pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children, three counts of distributing indecent images of children and one count of possessing extreme pornography at Salisbury Crown Court on Friday, August 13.

Officers from Wiltshire Police’s Child Internet Exploitation team were made aware of indecent images being uploaded on to Harris’ computer and arrested him in September, 2019.

His computer and mobile devices were then seized for analysis.

During this analysis, thousands of images involving children had been downloaded which included category A images, which are the most serious. Further analysis showed that Harris had been communicating and sharing these images with others online.

Harris was classed as a habitual collector of indecent images that include the most serious kind, category A, for his own gratification.