A “HIGHLY dangerous” paedophile has been given two years in prison for drawing pictures of child abuse.

Adam Gregory, who previously abused a girl under the age of 13, was found with 110 pencil sketches in his cell at Bullingdon Prison near Bicester.

He admitted one count of possessing prohibited images of children and was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on Monday.

The 38-year-old’s barrister argued the offence was “a thought crime”, but Judge Mary Jane Mowat jailed Gregory for two years.

The maximum sentence is three years, but Gregory was given the one-third discount for an early guilty plea.

Judge Mowat said the pictures were “cartoonish but technically proficient”, adding: “They are absolutely sickening to look at.

“They provide the clearest insight into the workings of the obsessive child-sex-offender psyche.”