A NORTH Yorkshire man who had more that 3,000 indecent images of children has been jailed.
James Oliver, 30, of Brompton, Northallerton, admitted 11 charges of making indecent images and six of distributing indecent images between January and December 2013.
He was jailed for two years and eight months at Teesside Crown Court.
Following Oliver’s arrest in December last year, officers found 3,007 images stored on his computer along with 71 indecent videos.
One of the videos in his possession was of a teenager committing a sexual act on himself which Oliver then shared using an online messaging service.
Oliver was caught after North Yorkshire Police received information about his online activities from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
A police spokesman said: “If you have any concerns about children being targeted online visit www.ceop.police.uk for advice and report online abuse.”