A KILGETTY man who downloaded child sex abuse images was so disgusted with himself he voluntarily enrolled in a self-help group, a judge heard on Friday.

Gareth Evans, aged 61, appeared before Judge Paul Thomas at Swansea crown court on January 12 to be sentenced for possessing indecent images of children.

Evans, of Kerrs Way, admitted possessing 16 indecent images of the most serious Category A, two of which were films.

Evans also admitted possessing 64 images of Category B, one of which was a video, and 127 of Category C.

Judge Thomas said he accepted Evans had shown remorse by already completing 15 sessions of a New Beginning course.

But he warned him that he had involved himself in an horrific trade that included the abuse of real children.

And he told Evans: "If you come back you will see me looking across this courtroom and you will leave through the other door."

Evans was jailed for 32 weeks, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to complete 45 days of a rehabilitation activity.

He must also carry out 150 hours of unpaid work for the community, and register with the police as a sex offender for the next 10 years.