Christopher Julius Rowland has been placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years after police found hundreds of sex images in his home involving bestiality and girls aged under 13.

Rowland, 22, of Scotland Road, Melksham, pleaded guilty to six counts of making and two counts of possessing indecent images of a child, between September 2010 and June 2012, when he appeared at North West Wiltshire Magistrates Court on Friday.

Pauline Lambert, prosecuting, said police seized his computer after searching the house where he lived with his mother and two young children last June.

Rowland, who suffers from Asperger’s, admitted in interview he was responsible for the pictures. Magistrates gave him a 36-month community order, supervised by a probation officer, and sent him on an internet sex offender programme.