When police arrived he immediately confirmed he was in possession of indecent images of children. "He also disclosed that he'd had a sexual interest in children for as long as he could remember," said Mr Haggerty.
"He said he had accessed images via the Dark Web and TOR networks.” Mr Haggerty said police videos at the worst level identified 740 images and 99, Category A, which showed children being sexually abused.
There were 1,186 images and 80 videos at Category B and 1,744 images and 28 videos at the least serious category C.
However, there were also 85,500 images and more than 2,500 videos, the vast majority of which were indecent, which police did not categorise because of the sheer number.
Robert Neal, of Frome Park Road, Stroud, was sentenced to nine months jail suspended for 18 months at Gloucester Crown Court this morning.It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.Where your area lies in relation to the red and green lines is more important than its rank among similar areas.Stephen Mooney, in mitigation, said West was still "very much an adolescent" emotionally and was therefore more likely to relate to teenagers.Sentencing West, Judge Michael Mott said he had no option but to jail him because of the seriousness of the offence.Judge Michael Harington made a five year sexual harm prevention order against Neal and also ordered him to sign the sex offender register for the next ten years.