A paedophile who advised other sex offenders how to abuse children has been jailed for five years and ordered to spent a further four on licence.
Jobless Warren Hilts, 40, of Mill Lane, Selsey, admitted advising other paedophiles online on how to abuse children, as well as to other sexual offences relating to children.
Hilts was sentenced at Chichester Crown Court on Friday.
The charges followed an investigation by the Paedophile On-Line Investigation Team (POLIT) of Sussex Police.
Six offences related to attempts to facilitate or arrange commission of child sex offences on line.
Nine related to distribution of indecent video and still images of children, a further five related to making of such images, and one related to possession of extreme pornography.
None of the images are of local children and no local children were involved in the other offences.
Detective Constable Chris Smith said; "Hilts had been in contact with other men on-line, advising them on ways in they could commit sexual offences against young children. We will continue to follow up any information, whether from law enforcement or from local people, about such offending.”