A former North Yorkshire police officer has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for possessing almost 4,000 indecent images of children, as well as making and distributing images.
Charles Littleboy admitted accessing pictures that showed children as young as five, including a baby.
Littleboy, 55, was an officer in the 1980s and was also director of the organisation that runs the Great Yorkshire Show. But between 2004 and 2010 he accessed thousands of indecent images of children.
He also admitted to allowing a man to film extremely graphic images on his premises, and four counts of distributing images.
The judge said: "You have failed to appreciate the utter humiliation and degradation of the victims of your crime."
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