Update: Released October 2021, now living in Bruton park, Rhyl

February 2020

Man jailed after his mum borrowed his laptop and found something ‘thoroughly disgusting’

More than 200,000 indecent images of children were found on electronic devices seized by police from a Rhuddlan man.

Experts classified only a sample of the images but found more than 250 images and nearly 400 videos in Category A, the most serious.

Dylan Andrew Gibson, of Gwindy Street, Rhuddlan, admitted charges of possessing indecent images of children, prohibited and extreme pornographic images.

The 22-year-old also admitted being in breach of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) imposed in October 2015 after he admitted possessing more than 1,400 indecent still and moving images of children.

Describing his offending as “thoroughly disgusting”, Judge Timothy Petts jailed Gibson for two years and 10 months.

The judge said the offences were made more serious by his previous conviction and the large number of images found on the devices.

In addition, he made a fresh SHPO, which will last for 10 years. Gibson’s details will remain on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

Richard Edwards, prosecuting, said the offences came to light in May when Gibson’s mother borrowed his laptop to access some photographs and print them.

“She found a video that was indecent and she confronted him and alerted police,” said Mr Edwards.

A tablet computer and a mobile phone were seized and examined.

Mr Edwards said police found more than 200,000 images but did not categorise them all. The images were of boys and girls with their ages ranging from six months to 12 years

He added Gibson had also installed a number of applications which concealed his online activity.

One application gave the location of his mobile phone as in the south of Namibia, the court heard.

Gibson made admissions to police at an interview. He told officers he would ask for indecent images be sent to him on social media and he would exchange such images.