Indecent images of children as young as six were found on a man’s computer.
Dale Anthony Hughes-Tyson, 22, was sentenced by a judge at Carlisle Crown Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to three offences.
These were making 55 category B and C indecent photographs of children – and one count of possessing the illicit material – from January to April last year.
None of the images recovered were classed in category A - the most serious.
Beccy McGregor, prosecuting, said police raided Hughes-Tyson’s Cleator Moor address on April 29.
“In the defendant’s bedroom they seized a computer tower and tablet, along with further computerised equipment,” said Ms McGregor.
These were analysed and 55 indecent images were found – four classed in category B and the rest in C.
He was interviewed twice by police but made no comment.
Marion Weir, defending, spoke of Hughes-Tyson’s struggles with “particular difficulties he has faced in his young life”.
“He is extremely remorseful,” Miss Weir said. “He wants to make things better. He wants to move on and deal with these issues.”
Judge Barbara Forrester noted Hughes-Tyson, of Longbarrow, Cleator Moor, had taken steps to try and overcome his problems.
As a result, the judge imposed a two-year community order comprising a two-month night-time curfew and a rehabilitation requirement.
Hughes-Tyson must sign the sex offenders’ register for five years, and abide by the terms of a sexual harm prevention order.
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