Prosecuting Grove, Phillip Lee said: “A warrant was executed at Mr Grove’s home address in Porthleven and four laptops were seized.
“The devices were examined revealing a variety of indecent images, some featuring children as young as five and clearly in distress as they were being filmed. One child could be seen grimacing and another crying during the abuse.”
Mr Lee told the court how Grove had searched for specific terms designed to illicit indecent images such as ‘preteen’ and ‘under age prostitute’.
Police also found evidence that he had shared the images with others using Skype, and engaged with other paedophiles falsely boasting about acts he claimed to have committed on children using the moniker Andy8202.