A man was caught with more than 240,000 indecent images of children and extreme pornography.
Chi Wah Yau, 62, was snared with the 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.
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 pled at Glasgow Sheriff Court to possession of indecent images of children and extreme porn.
Susan Gibson, defending, told the court: “It has to be accepted there are a high amount of images.
“He is aware custody will be at the forefront of the court’s mind.
“He has no previous convictions or children.”
Sentence was deferred pending background reports until next month by Sheriff Gerard Bonnar.
He said: “There is a large number of images involved in this case which makes it a serious matter.”
Yau was put on the sex offenders register and granted bail meantime.
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