A PERVERTED Halesowen father of two caught in possession of over 2,400 sickening pornographic images has been placed on Supervision for three years.

Judge John Warner made it a condition Robert Dunkley attends the Sex Offenders Group as he stressed, "Some effort must be made to address your predeliction for this sort of sexual behaviour."

He said Dunkley, aged 35, had already been punished by his admission to having the images which featured bestiality and it was clear he had also engaged in chatroom conversations about the subject.

"Having these items is firmly against the law," he told Dunkley of Frankley Avenue. "Although you tried to delete them you weren't succesful and there was always the risk someone else could come across them."

Mr Havinderpal Dhami prosecuting said a visitor to Dunkley's home accessed his computer and after the images were found the police were notified.

He told Wolverhampton Crown Court there were just 2 images on one computer tower seized by police but, on a second tower, officers recovered 2,247 images.

When questioned after his arrest Dunkley, a man of previous good character, said he had downloaded the images and he admitted he was interested in bestiality.

Mr Simon Hanns defending said Dunkley was at a loss to explain his interest in that type of pornography and stressed, "It is unlikely he will ever offend in this way again."

He told the court that Dunkley had, in the past, clearly made "some strange decisions" but he had now reviewed his lifestyle and he was determined to stay on the straight and narrow.

Dunkley pleaded guilty possessing extreme pornography andhe was further made the subject of a Sexual Offenders Protection Order and told he must pay £1,200 costs.