A serving police officer has pleaded guilty to making more than 8,000 indecent images of children over a seven-year period.
The officer Christopher Douglas Groom was arrested in December and was suspended from duty by North Yorkshire Police.
A mobile phone a s computer seized from the 41-year-old showed thousands of images of child abuse.
He was then charged with making 8,707 category ‘C’ indecent photographs of children between 3 December, 2014 and 14 November 2021.
Police have made it clear that the offence was unrelated to his role as a police officer.
North Yorkshire Police confirmed Groom, of Main Street, Claxton, Malton, had been suspended since 16 December last year, adding that they would issue a formal response at the conclusion of the court proceedings.
Groom pleaded guilty and will be sentenced next month.