Police officers in Birmingham have discovered hundreds of indecent images of children, as well as images of “women having sex with a dog, horse and snake”, on a mobile phone belonging to a 56-year-old local resident and father-of-two named John Avery, the Daily Star reports.
According to the newspaper, this discovery was made after cops obtained a search warrant to raid Avery’s premises.
Previously, Avery had admitted to three charges of indecent images, processing a prohibited image and possessing extreme pornography.
"These are not victimless crimes. The photos involve real children to whom real things are being done. The court will do it's best to protect these children", Judge Roderick Henderson said, sentencing Avery to a three-year community order and obligating him to sign onto a offenders register for five years.
The judge also explained that he was reluctant to slap him with a prison sentence because it would’ve been short and “Avery would have likely been able to spent time with paedophiles”, the newspaper adds.