A 45-year-old man from Northampton has admitted possessing indecent images of children as well as extreme pornographic images and videos involving a pig.
Edward Fox, of Tintern Avenue, Spencer, appeared at Northampton Crown Court after he was charged with possessing more than 1,600 indecent images of children.
He was also found in possession of 20 images of extreme pornography involving a pig and four videos of a similar nature.
The images were downloaded by Fox between April 18, 2010 and October 9, 2013.
Fox pleaded guilty to four charges of possessing indecent images and extreme pornography.
He also pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing cannabis.
The case was adjourned until next month to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.