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Man viewed child sex abuse on Manchester Central Library PC

David Bailey and computers at Manchester Central Library Image copyright GMP/Google
Image caption Police said Bailey committed "abhorrent acts of depravity"

A man who was caught viewing indecent images of children on a library computer has been jailed.

David Bailey, of Broad Oak Lane in Bury, was spotted looking at the pictures by security staff at Manchester Central Library in November 2015.

Police said he used the public computer to avoid detection on his own devices.

Admitting seven charges at Manchester Crown Court, the 31-year-old was sentenced to six years in prison.

After he was caught in the library, an investigation revealed he was part of a worldwide network of more than 1,900 people sharing pictures of child abuse.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children, three of distributing indecent images of children and one of possessing a prohibited image of a child.

He also admitted breaching a Sex Offender Requirement Order.

Speaking after the hearing, Det Insp Mike Gladwin of Greater Manchester Police, said Bailey had committed "abhorrent acts of depravity".

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