A Meltham man has been found guilty of 25 charges of making indecent images of children as young as three-years-old.
Roy Stobbs, of The Hollow, was also found guilty of breaching a sexual offences prevention order by a jury, who took just two and a half hours to return unaminous verdicts at Leeds Crown Court.
It is the second time in four years that former self-employed electrician Stobbs, who is already a registered sex offender, has been convicted of similar offences.
He now faces a prison term for the crimes, which he denied committing between January 11 2006 and July 20 2011, when he is sentenced on August 26 .
A total of 82 indecent images of very young, partially clothed and naked children in suggestive poses were found on two second-hand computers that belonged to Stobbs on April 19 and July 20 2011, following routine searches in his house.
This is in addition to the finding of internet searches for ‘nude boy’ and other related terms, which were made shortly before the first computer was seized.
The searches were carried out after he was placed under a sexual offences prevention order in May 2010, after pleading guilty following guilty pleas to six charges of making indecent images of children and one charge of possessing 6,879 indecent images.
During the trial, the court heard that Stobbs had attempted to delete the files and had used a secure file deletion software programme on one of the devices.
Prosecuting lawyer, Howard Shaw, said that Stobbs, who lives with his 86-year-old mother, mistakenly believed that he had covered his tracks .
He said: “It was just too much of a coincidence that two computers found in his possession contained the indecent images.
“He answered no comment to some questions when being interviewed by the police to give himself time to think of an excuse.”
Stobbs’ defence lawyer, Glenn Parsons, had suggested throughout that the images were already on the computers prior to them being given to Stobbs.
He asked for the sentencing to be adjourned so that a pre sentence report could be carried out into Stobbs’ background.
West Yorkshire Police confirmed that they would give a comment when Stobbs is sentenced later this month.