A man in England confessed to owning, making and handing out 9,000 images of child and animal porn.
Even police say they were shocked by the kind of images 33-year-old David Carey had in his possession, reports the Daily Mail.
“The officer gives a full description of the images, which he says were some of the worst he has seen,” said Prosecutor Emma Dowling in court, the Daily Mail reports.
While in court, Carey admitted to 13 offenses spanning from indecent footage possession to creation and distribution from 2012-2016 while living at home with his mother.
In addition to child pornography, Carey owned over 160 images and videos of people engaging in sexual relations with animals.
A judge has not yet handed out Carey’s sentence; his case has been adjourned until the week of March 20. A psychiatrist will see him in the meantime, while a pre-sentence report will be made.
From authorities to social media users worldwide, people expressed disgust and outrage over Carey’s offenses.
“Carey’s stomach-turning collection is a catalogue of crime scenes which show innocent children being robbed of their dignity,” a spokesperson for the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said.
However, some disagreed over what kind of punishment the man should receive.
“Pedophiles and sexual predators etc should be treated as murderers,” argued one man on the Daily Mail’s Facebook page. “I’d say give them minimum 20 years if not more. Sick individuals like this guy steal the soul out of the people they hurt.”
Another woman thought such a punishment, in this case, would be inappropriate.
“I can understand people’s frustration and upset with all the “he should be hung” comments but you need to be realistic here,” she responded back. “He hasn’t actually physically touched a child or animal, so therefore a punishment such as hanging doesn’t fit the crime the same way as an actual molester. People who haven’t acted upon their urges have much higher potential for correction and proper help than someone who has.”
Unfortunately, Carey is just one of droves who are immersed in child pornography worldwide, The Huffington Post reports.
According to Mary L. Pulido, Executive Director of the NSPCC, “Child pornography is one of the fastest growing businesses online, with estimated annual revenue of $3 billion.”
Sources: Daily Mail, Facebook/Daily Mail, The Huffington Post / Photo credit: aaltonen/Flickr, ncjMedia via Daily Mail