Littleport man had 17,000 sickening images

PUBLISHED: 12:14 10 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:20 04 May 2010

A LITTLEPORT man was found in possession of more than 17,000 sickening images of child porn during an operation by the FBI. Mark Pauley, 41, of Friars Way, admitted 15 charges of making indecent pictures when he appeared before Ely magistrates. The court

A LITTLEPORT man was found in possession of more than 17,000 sickening images of child porn during an operation by the FBI.

Mark Pauley, 41, of Friars Way, admitted 15 charges of making indecent pictures when he appeared before Ely magistrates.

The court heard that five of the images on Pauley's computer had the highest severity rating of level five, showing children involved in extreme sexual practices, including a five minute video of four children being violently abused.

Pauley also admitted a charge of possessing the 15 indecent images, and an allegation of voyeurism, involving the filming of people in a state of semi nakedness through a window.

Prosecutor Matthew Bradbury told the court that the Pauley was arrested as part of the FBI's Operation Predator, investigating child pornography.

Pauley was warned he was facing jail, and was committed for sentence at Cambridge Crown Court. A sex offender's registration order was made.

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