Paedophile with 2,000,000 child abuse images is jailed for less than two years

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Paedophile with 2,000,000 child abuse images is jailed for less than two years

A judge has hit out at sentencing guidelines as he jailed a paedophile for just 23 months despite owning millions of child abuse images.

Edward Brooks, 52, continued to download horrific pictures even while serving a suspended prison sentence.

He kept the images in hard drives that he hid in a cavity wall which was discovered at his home in Minehead, Somerset, in 2016.

Edward Brooks. See SWNS story SWBRpaedo; A paedophile who dodged jail after two MILLION child abuse videos were found finally caged after he was found with more. Edward Brooks, 52, was jailed for 23 months on Monday after pleading guilty to downloading hundreds more indecent images of children while out on suspended sentence. Brooks made headlines in 2017 when he appeared in court after sickened police found a vile hoard of over 2 million child abuse images and videos hidden on hard drives in a cavity wall. The sick stash, found in 2016, had been downloaded ofer a 10 year period and mainly featured girls aged between 21 and 14 ? there was so much material police struggled to categorise it all.

He kept the images in hard drives that he hid in a cavity wall which was discovered in 2016 (Picture: SWNS)

He was spared jail the following year for amassing the collection over a 10-year period but went on to download another 2,231 videos and images of girls as young as eight.

Judge David Ticehurst said he had wanted to jail Brooks and put him on a rehabilitation programme after his release but implied he could not do both.

He added that he wished he could make the suspended prison sentence longer. That sentence has now been activated.

Judge Ticehurst said: ‘The fact is you’d serve only half of that sentence, less the time you’ve already served [after your arrest] and the credit for your guilty plea.

‘You’d spend a few months behind bars and come out and offend again, no doubt. That is not in the public interest. What I want to do is stop you.’

His re-offending triggered his earlier 19-month prison sentence and he got another four months for the new cirmes.

An NSPCC spokesman said: ‘Behind Edward Brooks’ sickening collection of images and videos are countless children that will have suffered harrowing, traumatic and life changing abuse.

‘He has rightly been sent to prison from where he must be made to undertake an intensive programme of rehabilitation.

‘The scale of Brooks’ offending also highlights how big this twisted industry has become and the necessity for the authorities and the tech companies to work in unison to disrupt and ultimately destroy the networks that make and share this terrible content.’

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