Since Carruthers has spend two years on license awaiting trial, he is now due for release.
He has been placed on the Sexual Offender’s Register indefinitely and will be subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) for the next 10 years.
Under the SOPO, he is banned from using any internet electronic devices without supervision. He is also banned from contacting anyone under 16, or living with minors unless approved by authorities.
An NSPCC spokesperson said it was important that individuals like Carruthers be brought before the courts.
The spokesperson said: ”It must be remembered that these are not victimless crimes – each image includes a child who has been abused.
“It is right that Carruthers, and anyone else who accesses these images, is brought before the courts to face justice and to help ensure that children are not placed at further risk.”