A man was snared with more than 6000 indecent images of children.
Bartosz Lis kept the images at his mother’s home in Glasgow’s Tollcross between September 2019 and July 2020.
The 23-year-old’s illegal haul included boys and girls between the ages of two and 15.
Lis also kept further images of animals involved in sexual activity.
On Monday, the first offender pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to possession of indecent photographs of children.
The court heard officers raided the property and seized Lis’ computer tower unit.
Prosecutor John Bedford said: “Child exploitation and images of young children were contained on the devices.
“These are both still and moving images of predominantly female children as young as toddlers.”
Lis was arrested, and stated: “I’m ready to take the consequences, I don’t want to repeat that at any time in future.”
A total of 6109 images were recovered from the tower unit.
Mr Bedford added: “These were still and moving images depicting both male and female children aged between two and 15-years-old.
“Lis used a peer-to-peer network to download the images and kept the files in a folder named ‘Jamie’.”
Sentence was deferred until July for background reports by Sheriff John McCormick.
Lis was put on the sex offenders’ register and granted bail meantime.