A DUDLEY woman has been found guilty of making indecent images, many involving children.

Jasmine Rowbottom, aged 24, claimed a virus had installed the images on her computer when quizzed by police after officers from the Online Child Exploitation Team executed a warrant at her home on June 6 2016.

Police carried out a painstaking investigation where they examined over 50 pieces of computer equipment.

They found nearly 2,000 indecent images, many including children.

Rowbottom denied the offences and claimed the images must have been caused by a virus on her computer or via a USB stick given to her years before.

Specialist forensic examiners were able to prove this was not the case and Rowbottom was found guilty of making indecent images and movies of children and possession of extreme pornography at a trial last month.

Rowbottom was given 21-month prison sentence suspended for two years at a hearing on Monday, October 7.

The 24-year-old was also given a two-year supervision order, was placed on the sexual harm prevention order for ten years and the sex offenders register for ten years.