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28 February 2012, 11:42 | Updated: 28 February 2012, 11:49
A man from Huntingdon, caught with more than 80,000 indecent images of children on his computer, has been jailed.
A Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) investigation carried out in Luxemburg identified almost 5,000 addresses linked to an internet forum where indecent images were shared.
Police traced one of the users to an address in Provence Road, Huntingdon, where 38 year old Kahung Sett-Wong lived.
Officers carried out a warrant at the home in October last year and seized computer equipment. He was found to have almost 83,000 indecent images, the majority were at level one – the lowest level on the scale, but 19 were at level 5, the highest.
Sett-Wong pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children and was jailed for 12 months at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday (Monday).
Detective Constable Gareth Purdy said: "This case shows how we are able to trace those people who download indecent images of children, regardless of whether they're using foreign forums.
"This type of crime is by no means victimless and anyone who downloads or shares such images is supporting that criminality and faces being sent to prison."