A PERVERT caught with more than 240,000 indecent images of children and extreme pornography was jailed on Friday for 20 months.

Chi Wah Yau, 62, was found with the sick haul at his home in Glasgow's Possilpark on March 7 2022.

Police raided his home and seized a total of 24 discs and 11 hard drives as well as a computer tower unit.

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A preliminary examination of the items found there were images of children and extreme porn.

Yau was arrested pending further examination of the devices.

Prosecutor Lauren Sangray stated there were 233,169 moving and still indecent images of children.

These were created between December 2003 and February 2022.

Miss Sangray said: "This was of sexual abuse and exploitation of female and male children between the ages of one and 16."

The fiscal depute added there were a further 8,364 still and moving images of "extreme porn."

Yau pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to possession of indecent images of children and extreme porn.

Susan Gibson, defending, told the sentencing: "He does want help to make sure he does not find himself in a situation like this."

Sheriff Gerard Bonnar said: "Having regard to authorities, punishment and general deterrents, the number contained and the length, there is no appropriate alternative to custody in my view."

Yau was also put on the sex offenders register for 10 years.