A man who amassed thousands of illegal images, which included babies, has been sent to prison.
Police found the still and moving pictures in the possession of Nathan Newman, 40, who had also used a camera to covertly take photographs of youngsters.
He was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today (12 November) having admitted a catalogue of offences.
Eight charges involved taking indecent photographs of children and a further 12 related to the downloading of illegal images.
Hundreds were classed as category A - the most serious.
Newman also pleaded guilty to an additional charge of voyeurism.
A 30-month jail term was passed by Judge Peter Davies.
He told Newman, of Station Road, Flimby:
"All of these offences were committed with the intention of your own perverted lust."
Newman was made subject to the strict terms of a sexual harm prevention order and must sign the sex offenders' register indefinitely.