A 52-year-old paedophile from Midway encouraged children to perform sexual acts over the internet and was caught with more than 900 indecent images and movies of children on his computer.
Michael Williams, of Midway Road, has now been jailed for six years after appearing at Derby Crown Court to admit possession of a total of 595 movies and 415 indecent images of children in Swadlincote made over a six-year period.
A police chief investigating the cases of paedophiles online has welcomed the sentencing, saying that not only was Williams encouraging the sexual abuse of children he "went further" by encouraging children to perform sexual acts over the internet and then recorded it.
Williams admitted possession of 179 extreme pornographic movies and 385 images which involved a person performing a sexual act on a live animal in Swadlincote between December 14, 2010, and June 6, 2016.
He also admitted making 100 category C indecent movies and 15 category C indecent images of a children; making 76 category B indecent movies and six category B indecent images of a child; and 186 category A, the most serious, indecent movies and nine category A indecent images of a child in Swadlincote December 14, 2010, and June 6, 2016.
Indecent images are now classified intro three categories: category A – deemed the most severe, category B – the mid-range in terms of seriousness and category C, the least. Each category has a list of characteristics used to assist a jury, and the deemed categories will set the sentencing boundaries.
Williams also pleaded guilty to making 34 category C self-generated indecent movies of a child; 16 category B self-generated indecent movies of a child, and four category A self-generated indecent movies of a child, in Swadlincote between January 20, 2016 and June 3, 2016.
Williams also incited a boy aged under 16 into engaging in sexual activity in Swadlincote on May 26, 2016 and June 9, 2016, and incited a girl aged under into engaging in sexual activity in Swadlincote on December 14, 2011.
Williams has been jailed for six years. He has also been made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order until further notice and put on a barring list which prevents him from working with children in the future.
There was also an order for the forfeiture of his computer and hard drive.
Detective Constable Alex Edwards, from Derbyshire Police's paedophile online investigation team, said: "People who view and download indecent images are fuelling the most abhorrent type of crime, and directly encouraging the sexual abuse of children.
"Williams not only committed this type of offence, but went further by encouraging children to perform sexual acts over the internet and recording it.
"I am pleased with the sentence and hope it acts as a warning to others that we will not tolerate this type of behaviour, and we will do everything we can to get these offenders before the courts.
"It shows how seriously we treat these crimes and we will continue to pursue prosecutions, to disrupt and dismantle the sharing of indecent images and the abuse of children."