Former postman shared indecent images with paedophiles around world
A FORMER postman who was caught with 80,000 indecent images of children was sharing them other paedophiles across the world.
Colin Shipley, 49, was caught by detectives with the child porn images at his home in Southfield Road, Pocklington.
Detectives found Shipley had deleted a further 75,000 images before they caught him.
He had set up a website that enabled him to share the pictures with others.
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Shipley had 470 people who had used his website and at least 17 had viewed the photographs.
Shipley, who also worked as a chef, has a previous conviction from 2005 for possessing more than 400 indecent images of children.
He pleaded guilty at Hull Crown Court to 15 charges of making and distributing indecent images.
Judge Mark Bury jailed Shipley for three years.
The judge told him: "During the period since your last conviction, you began to offend in a greater way than previously.
"You have been looking at and sharing images with others for a significant period."
Shipley has been ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.
PC Chris Kipling, of Humberside Police's Internet Sex Offenders' Investigation unit, said: "Shipley was using an internet-based file sharing network to trade indecent images of children and discuss the abuse of children with other like-minded individuals.
"This is Shipley's second conviction for image- related offences after being convicted in 2005 for the possession of indecent images of children.
"We are committed to finding and bringing to justice those who are sexually exploiting children in whatever form using the internet."