A 64-year-old man who pleaded guilty to being in possession of over 75,000 indecent images of children has been sent to prison.
Martin White, previously of Rothersthorpe Road, Northampton, was spotted accessing some of the images by a reveller at a New Year’s Eve house party at the end of 2018.
“I saw the male through the window on his computer,” the witness said. “I noticed that he was looking at pornographic images. One was of a young girl, aged about 9-10. She was not wearing anything from the waist down.”
As a result, White was arrested and his address searched by Northamptonshire Police.
Subsequent examination of the devices seized by officers from his home showed that he had over 75,000 indecent images of children, many of them Category A – the most serious.
He was subsequently charged with multiple indecent images of children offences and pleaded guilty to all of them at Northampton Crown Court on Thursday, September 16.
He was jailed for one year and three months.
Lead Investigator, DC Adam Brooks from Northamptonshire Police’s POLIT Team, said: