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John Walton – York

February 2018

Paedophile who amassed more than 100,000 videos and photos of children being abused jailed

A paedophile who amassed more than 100,000 videos and photos of children being abused after trawling the dark web has been jailed for 28 months.

John Walton, 51, had horrific videos of a baby being abused and film of a girl aged around eight tied up with cord as she suffered a serious sexual assault.

A court heard Walton searched the dark web for material and used ­“scrubbing software” to hide it from detection.

Walton, of York, ­admitted distributing and possessing indecent images of children.

He also admitted having prohibited images of children and having extreme porn featuring an adult.

Jailing Walton at York crown court on Friday, Judge Andrew Stubbs QC told him: “Those who ­distribute on a large scale as you did must face a ­prison sentence and a long prison sentence at that.”

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