A Trowbridge man has been jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty to downloading indecent videos of children.
Dmytro Shevchenko, 33, a Ukrainian national living in Bond Street, Trowbridge, was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court yesterday.
He had previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession of indecent images of children, five counts of making indecent images/videos of children and one count of possession of extreme pornography.
Based on intelligence received, Wiltshire Police officers executed a warrant at Mr Shevchenko’s home on November 7 last year, seizing several computers and components, including one computer that had been broken down and assembled into a working machine inside a cardboard box.
Examination of the items seized uncovered 33 indecent movies of children including four that were over two hours long. Many of the remaining movies ran between 45 and 60 minutes.
As well as 12 months imprisonment Mr Shevchenko was also given a 10-year sex offender prevention order and will remain on the sex offender register for 10 years.
Acting detective sergeant Simon Guerri-Fear from the Child Internet Exploitation team said: “The content discovered in this case depicted some of the most vile defilement of children that we have seen.
“Viewing and downloading indecent images or videos of children equates to child abuse and fuels a demand for more content of this nature.
‘We have specialist teams of officers trained to deal with all aspects of sexual abuse against both children and adults, and I must recognise the professional way in which this case was managed by the officers involved.