Indecent images found on cerebral palsy sufferer's computer
Thousands of images of children being abused were found on the computer of a cerebral palsy sufferer, a court heard.
Shashi Ghurburrun pleaded guilty to 11 counts of making indecent images of children between January 26, 2010 and February 3, 2011.
Gloucester Crown Court heard police raided his Cheltenham home in Old Bath Road where they found his laptop and external harddrives full of the images.
Prosecutor Ian Dixey said he could only be described as having a “prolific interest” in children.
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He said: “There was so much indecent material containing children that only samples have been analysed.
“A lot of these were in a file sharing programme and therefore could be accessed by those who were sharing with him.”
The sample included 1,100 videos of children being abused as well as 27,495 of the least serious images and 67 of the most serious.
Mr Dixey added: “This is merely a sample of what was a far much larger amount. They involved very young children and extreme sexual activity.”
The 45-year-old now lives in Bosworth Drive, Solihull, Birmingham.
The court heard despite he was only capable of walking just short distances because of his condition, but his mental state was not substantially affected.
Judge Jamie Tabor QC said: “Despite his very serious physical difficulties he is extremely apt at computer use.”
He was sentenced to a 36 month community order with supervision and ordered to pay £500 costs.
Judge Tabor told him he would sign the Sexual Offenders Registers and would be subjected to police checks of his computer equipment in the future.
He told him: “You have the misfortune to suffer from a very serious disability and I make it quite plan; had it not been for that disability you would be going to prison today.
“It strikes me far more good could be done by getting you to understand fully that what you did was wrong.
“I have no doubt that although your powers of communication may not be good, you have considerable intellectual capacity and you have demonstrated during the downloading of these horrific images that you are internet savvy.”