A man who was found to have a “massive library” of indecent images and movies of children on his phone and computer following his release from prison for raping two schoolboys has been jailed for 28 months.

Benjamin Waldron, who was jailed for 13 years in 2012 for raping two schoolboys, tried to stop public protection officers, who visited his home in 2022, from looking at his phone and the screen was damaged during the struggle, Ipswich Crown Court heard on Monday.

The officers seized the phone and computer equipment from his home and whey the items were examined they were found to contain 57 indecent images of children and eight videos in the most serious level A category, 264 images and one video in category B and 423 indecent images in the least serious level C category.

Waldron, formerly of Haverhill but now of Jaguar Road, Norwich, admitted six offences of making indecent images of children and two offences of breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

Jailing the 49-year-old for 28 months, Judge Emma Peters said Waldron had a “massive library” of child abuse and had used software to delete and clean his devices of the material.

East Anglian Daily Times: Waldron is formerly of Haverhill but now of NorwichWaldron is formerly of Haverhill but now of Norwich (Image: Suffolk police)

“Of grave concern is that despite a lengthy period in custody you seem to have gone back to your former proclivities of enjoying seeing young boys being sexually abused,” said the judge.

She said Waldron had tried to dispose of evidence during a fracas with public protection officers who had visited his home in 2023 to check his phone and computer equipment following his release from prison.

The court heard that in 2012 Waldron was convicted of raping two schoolboys and six offences of sexual assault and jailed for 13 years and made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for life.

Edward Renvoize, for Waldron, said his client had been recalled to prison for breaching his sexual harm prevention order after his devices were seized in 2022 and the time he'd served wouldn’t count towards his sentence for the offences before the court.

He said Waldron had undertaken the Horizon sex offenders’ programme since his recall to prison.