A man found with more than 1,000 indecent images of children was caught after buying a DVD from a website linked to child pornography.
John Benson’s home in Marsh was searched by police after he purchased the item from the Canada-based site.
They seized memory sticks and cards which had a total of 1,691 indecent images of children on them.
Benson, 65, yesterday pleaded guilty to nine charges of possessing indecent images of a child.
The charges were dated between May 2005 and October 2014.
Rory Byrne, prosecuting at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court, said: “Police became aware of this defendant when he bought a DVD from a Canadian website that had been associated with the distribution of child pornography.
“Because of that they executed a search warrant at the address where he lives with his wife. There are no children at that address.”
The Huddersfield court was told that 15 memory cards and sticks were seized from the address on Glebe Street.
Mr Byrne said: “These contained a total of 1,691 indecent images of children.
“There were 22 at category A, 62 at category B and 1,607 of these were category C.”
Images classed as category A are the most serious.
They can involve penetrative sexual activity or sexual activity with an animal or sadism.
Category B images typically involve non-penetrative sexual activity while those classed as category C involve possession of images not falling within the other two categories.
The court was told that further images were found but these have not been categorised.
Benson’s solicitor said that his client, who had no previous convictions, had accepted his guilt at the first opportunity.
District Judge Michael Fanning committed Benson’s case to Leeds Crown Court for sentencing on October 1.
He was granted unconditional bail.
Benson must also register his details with police within three days after being made subject to the notification requirements under the Sex Offenders’ Register.