May 2018

Paedophile caught with 7,000 indecent images of children

A paedophile caught with more than 7,000 pictures of child abuse on his computer was spared jail after he claimed he has just two years to live.

Marc Ryan, 66, was arrested in a dawn police raid and initially denied knowing anything about the images.

Asked if he gained sexual gratification from looking at child abuse he pointed at his groin and replied: ‘It doesn’t work’.

The court heard he was found with 349 category A images, which showed the rape and torture of children