A man was found with a "massive library" of indecent images of children after he was released from a 13-year prison sentence for raping two schoolboys, a court has heard.

Benjamin Waldron, 49, tried to stop specialist 'public protection' officers from looking at his phone when they visited his home to check on him and its screen was damaged during the struggle.

However, the officers seized the device as well as computer equipment and discovered a huge cache of indecent material.

In total, there were 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 of level C category.

Waldron, formerly of Haverhill, in Suffolk, 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.

He appeared at Ipswich Crown Court this week, where he was jailed 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.

Eastern Daily Press: 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 2023 and the time he'd served would not 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.