A MAN caught with "vile" images of sex abuse on babies has been jailed.
And Terence Firth, 58, went to jail with a judge’s condemnation.
Firth, of The Melting Point, Firth Street, Huddersfield, has been jailed for 12 months after he was arrested as part of a police investigation into a child porn ring.
Firth was arrested at his former Bradford home in October 2007 as part of an on-going inquiry launched by Hampshire police, and when his computer equipment was examined officers discovered hundreds of sickening images of child abuse.
Prosecutor Heather Gilmore told Bradford Crown Court yesterday (FRI) that some of the images featured sexual abuse of babies under the age of one and Firth admitted discussing child sex with other people on the internet.
She told the court that Firth discussed having sex with his own grandchildren even though he did not have any.
Firth admitted a series of offences relating to possession of indecent images of children and Mrs Gilmore said 1,308 images were found on his computer.
Jailing Firth Judge Jonathan Rose said he had apparently lived a blameless life, but was now facing sentence for "vile and repulsive" offences involving children.
"I have seen some of the material that you had on your computer and I have read descriptions of a selection of the photographs", said Judge Rose.
"They are so disgusting and so appalling that counsel for the prosecution quite understandably has baulked at reading out the detail in a public court."
The judge said some of the images depicted the worst forms of sexual abuse against babies.
"These, even in the sordid world of paedophillic imagery, scrape below the bottom of the barrel", added Judge Rose.
"You were part of a network of adults, men and women, with whom you were in contact on the internet, discussing sexual activity with children, including babies.
"The public would be appalled if they had seen what I have seen today and would be equally appalled if the law did not insist that men such as you are punished in the most severe way by depriving them of their liberty."
Following his release from prison Firth will have to register as a sex offender with the police for the next 10 years and his ability to access the internet will be restricted through a sexual offences prevention order.