A 50-year-old Biggleswade man downloaded over a thousand indecent images of children on to his computer.
Gary Hughes was arrested in May last year when police raided his home and seized his laptop.
Prosecutor Graham Smith told Luton crown court yesterday that 1,130 images were discovered. 1,102 were in Category C, the least serious of the three categories. The remaining images were split between Category A and B.
Hughes of Laburnham Road, Biggleswade pleaded guilty to making (downloading) indecent photographs of a child on or before May 21, 2013.
Stuart Sprawson, defending, asked for sentence to be adjourned for a probation report. Hughes was aware that he must sign the Sex Offender Register and that a current condition of his bail is that he should have no access to anyone under 18, he said.
Judge Stuart Bridge adjourned sentence. He said Hughes must also co-operate with the probation officer drawing up his report.