A PAEDOPHILE who searched the internet for “pre-teen boys” and “very, very young porn” has been given a ten-year sexual harm prevention order.

Christopher Wagstaff appeared before Southampton Crown Court facing charges of creating indecent images of children.

He initially pleaded not guilty at Southampton Magistrate’s Court however changed this to guilty at a Crown Court plea and trial preparation hearing.

The court heard how police raided the 50-year-old’s home in Foldsgate Close, Lyndhurst based on “intelligence”.

They seized a tower computer and a Toshiba laptop on October 17, 2017.

During his first police interview Wagstaff did not comment.

But when officers went on to scan his PC they found three Category B indecent images of children.

Meanwhile, his laptop had four category C images.

Further police investigations found how Wagstaff had searched the internet for terms including “pre-teen boys” and “very, very young porn”.

He was interviewed again and did not comment.

Defence barrister, Jonathan Underhill told the court how no moving images were found on Wagstaff’s computers. He argued there were a small amount images on the devices when compared to other cases.

And, that Wagstaff was the subject of some degree of abuse as a child.

The court heard that Wagstaff has mild learning difficulties.

Based on a doctors report, 99 per cent of people the same age as him have a higher IQ.

Judge Henry gave Wagstaff a ten-year sexual harm prevention order and a 30-month community order.

He will have to complete 150 hours of unpaid work, rehab of up to 15 days and a 90 day scheme for men convicted of sexual offences.