THREE generations of sex offenders from just one family have now appeared before courts in the south, a judge has heard.

Jeremy Wright, of Andover Green in Bovington, admitted possessing indecent images of children at Bournemouth Crown Court on Monday.

His father was a paedophile, while his son, William Wright, was jailed last year after he and friend Connor Hayes filmed themselves having sex with a teenage girl in a video which was later uploaded to the internet.

Prosecuting during the sentence of Jeremy Wright, Rob Welling said the defendant had 61 images in category A - the most serious - 98 in category B and 912 in category C.

He also had some images of extreme pornography and 490 prohibited images of cartoons of children involved in sexual acts.

When police raided his home, he threw a USB stick containing the material from a window, where it was quickly recovered by the officers.

The 68-year-old appeared before magistrates in March 2004 to admit a series of similar offences, and was made the subject of a two-year conditional discharge.

Nick Robinson, mitigating, said Wright reported his own father to the police.

"It seems the sins of the father are playing out," he said.

"His son William Wright is also in prison for similar, but more serious, offences."

William Wright, 25, is currently serving a two-year sentence after admitting taking an indecent moving image of a child, intentionally obtaining for himself the sexual services of a child under the age of 18, distributing an indecent moving image of a child and making indecent images of a child.

Hayes, 25 and of Namu Road in Bournemouth, admitted taking an indecent moving image of a child, possession of indecent images of a child and paying for the sexual services of a child.

"[Wright Senior] was brought to justice because this defendant reported him," Mr Robinson said.

"It's not an excuse, but this defendant has grown up in a maladaptive environment."

A letter written by Wright to the judge was also read aloud.

It reads: "Dear judge.

"Let me first of all say I am guilty as charged. Nothing can excuse my behaviour.

"I take full responsibility for my actions and not a day passes when I don't regret my actions more and more."

Wright, who was followed into court by members of group UK Paedos Exposed, is "deeply ashamed", it was heard.

Judge Brian Forster QC sentenced the defendant to a three-year community order with a requirement to attend an accredited sex offender programme. The defendant must also be the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for five years, and must comply with notification requirements for five years.

As he left the court, one of the men from UK Paedos Exposed followed him out chanting "shame".