A man has been jailed after being found guilty of taking and distributing indecent images of a child.
Nathan Delgado, 49, from Highgate, Haringey, was sentenced on Friday (June 18) at Wood Green Court to two years in prison.
He was also issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for life and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.
He pleaded guilty at the same court on April 8 to two counts of taking indecent images of children, three counts of making indecent images of children, three counts of distribution of indecent images of children, and attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act.
On March 4 an arrest enquiry was carried out at Delgado’s address by police officers from the Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Team, accompanied by the Met’s High Tech Crime Unit.
During the search of his address a number of his electronic devices were seized and he was subsequently taken to a North London police station.
Delgado was charged the following day with taking and distributing indecent images of children and remanded in custody.
Analysis of his mobile phone found over 5,000 indecent images of children, of which 26 were identified as being taken by Delgado himself.
It also was identified that Delgado had been discussing the sexual abuse of children online, distributing the indecent images as well as engaging in the grooming of a young child online.
Detective Constable Emily Dawson, of the Met’s Central Specialist Crime Unit, said: “Nathan Delgado is a dangerous individual who has committed sickening offences against children. He has shown a complete disregard for his victims.
“Every indecent image of a child taken, shared or viewed online fuels the sexual abuse of children. It has long lasting implications for the children in the images and their families.
“We will continue to act swiftly on intelligence we receive and pursue those who commit these offences.”