A Northallerton man who had more that 3,000 indecent images of children has been jailed.
James Oliver, aged 30, of Danelaw Gardens, Brompton, was sentenced to two years and eight months' imprisonment at Teesside Crown Court on Thursday 8 May 2014.
Oliver pleaded guilty to 11 counts of making indecent images and six counts of distributing indecent images over 11 months, between January 17 and December 15 2013.
Following Oliver's arrest in December last year, officers found 3,007 images stored on his computer along with 71 indecent videos.
One of the videos in his possession was of a teenager committing a sexual act on himself which Oliver then shared using an online messaging service.