A pervert was found to have downloaded more than 9,000 indecent images of children on computers at his Leeds home, a court heard.
David Jackson, 46, had also access images of animals being sexual abused.
Leeds Crown Court heard police executed a search warrant at Jackson’s home on March 16 after receiving information.
Jackson was at home at the property at the time.
A laptop and other equipment was seized and taken away for analysis.
Philip Adams, prosecuting, said over 9,000 abusive images were discovered. A total of 49 images and one movie was at category A - the most serious level of offending.
The prosecutor said many of the images featured children aged as young as three-years-old.
A total 14 images featuring animal were discovered.
Jackson, of Parkside Crecsent, Meanwood, pleaded guilty to five offences of possessing indecent images of children and one possession of extreme pornography.
Michael Walsh, mitigating, said Jackson had no previous convictions and had pleaded guilty at an early stages.
Mr Walsh said his client had been frank with a probation officer about his offending.
Mr Walsh urged judge James Spencer, QC, to consider following the recommendation of a report calling for Jackson to be given a community punishment so he could receive treatment to address his offending.
Jackson was made the subject of a three-year community order during with he must take part in a sex offender treatment programme.