A British man is facing nine years in prison, accused of possessing and sharing thousands of files containing child pornography - some 5,800 images - from his home in Manilva. The man was wanted for the same crime by police in Wales.
The Guardia Civil, in collaboration with the FBI, came to suspect that the man could have been in possession of child pornography and ordered a search of his property in July 2016. They seized eight hard drives and in one of them found an application in which he had created several virtual folders and subfolders.
In one of the folders, there were several subfolders in which there were 5,878 images of child pornography and 1,171 files of this type, showing very young children being submitted to "various types of degrading treatment" of a sexual nature, according to the public prosecution's initial statement.
The man had these files, the statement reads, "to satisfy the desires of himself and of third parties".
The public prosecution accuses the man, who has been in prison since July 2016, of the corruption of minors through the possession and distribution of particularly degrading child pornography and is asking for nine years imprisonment as well as ten years of supervised release, during which he must take part in sexual education programmes and will be banned from using file sharing software and working with minors.