Peter Daly (54) was arrested in August last year when police raided his former Crosby home.
After his arrest Mr Daly, father of two moved to Knowsley Road, Southport.
Police found over 2,500 movies and pictures of child abuse including “the sadistic mistreatment and cruelty of children of extreme youth”.
The Judge jailed Daly for 8 years and added an extended license of five years, saying: “I have no doubt you are dangerous paedophile.” Police also found pictures of animals being used in sex acts.
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