A loner caught with a sickening collection of child abuse images

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Officers found a total of 1,467 illegal footage and footage on Gordon Dack’s computer devices, which were seized during a police search of his home last December.

Newcastle Crown Court have heard boys aged nine to 17 were featured in the shocking transport.

Dack, 57, of Low Down’s Square, Hetton, Sunderland, has admitted three charges of possession of indecent pictures of children.

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These included eight from category A, which is the most severe, 14 from category B and 1,445 from category C.

Deputy Advocate General Edward Legard sentenced Dack to 10 months in prison, suspended for 18 months, with rehabilitation requirements and 150 hours of unpaid work.

Dack must sign the sex offender registry and comply with a sexual harm prevention order for ten years.

The judge said Dack had a troubled childhood, had lived a “lonely and isolated” existence and had now sought professional help himself.

Judge Legard told Dack his offenses were not “victimless crimes” and said the children featured in the footage were “exploited and abused” for the sexual gratification of viewers.

“It is you and people like you who are ultimately responsible for creating a market for this type of very damaging and offensive material,” the judge said.

“The lives of these young children have been affected and they can and often are permanently marked and you and people like you must take responsibility for that.”

Helen Towers, in defense, said Dack, who has no previous convictions, is “disgusted with himself”.

Miss Towers said Dack had worked for the same company for over 20 years and could be a “productive and valued member of society”.

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