A PERVERT was caught with illegal sexual images featuring children and animals after police raided his home in Leeds.
A court heard officers executed a search warrant at Karoly Haasz’s home on Haslewood Mews, Burmantofts, on January 21 last year after receiving information that an internet provider address linked to the property had been used to access illegal images.
A computer and other equipment were seized and found to contain 101 still images and movies. The computer was also fitted with specialist cleaning software.
Haasz was interviewed and told officers he had been accessing abusive images of children since 2010. Jessica Strange, prosecuting, said Haasz claimed to have initially come across the images by accident and deleted them but had returned to viewing them at a later date.
Haasz said he had accessed the images at a time when he was suffering from depression.
He pleaded guilty to seven offences of making indecent photographs of a child. Marlon Grossman, mitigating, said Haasz pleaded guilty to the offences at an early stage and was prepared to undergo treatment to prevent him from re-offending.
He was made the subject of a two-year community and supervision order, during which he must take part in a 60-day activity programme.
Judge Christopher Batty described some of the images accessed by Haasz as “beyond comprehension.”
He said “The depths that people will go to - taking youngsters and ruining their lives for the sexual pleasure of people like you - is frankly appalling. People like you who download these images are the reason that these images exist. The reason that people put children through these disgusting ordeals.”