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Jail for Whitehaven man who had nearly 250,000 child porn pictures

[A] WHITEHAVEN man who downloaded almost a quarter of million child porn pictures has been sent to prison.

Carlisle Crown Court heard how 44-year-old Graham Duncan Capocci spent seven years amassing an illegal library which was dubbed a “horror show” by a judge.

Police raided Capocci’s Wellington Row home last year and seized computer equipment. The court heard girls aged as young as between two and four were featured in his criminal collection.

Capocci pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent photographs of a child, and one possession offence. Hundreds of the images were said to be classed in category A – the most serious. Hundreds more were listed as category B, and a staggering 235,000 were ranked in category C.

A further 1.1 million were found but deemed unclassified – meaning that officers were unable to tell whether or not young females were aged under 16. These were not the subject of any charges.

Capocci, who had admitted an addiction to the prohibited pictures, was jailed for a year by Judge Peter Davies.

Judge Davies said police had uncovered an “Aladdin’s cave” of illegal images. It was, he told Capocci, an “exorbitant, catastrophic” amount.

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