He was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on Friday to nine months in prison suspended for two years and given a rehabilitation requirement for 50 days, ordered to sign the sex offenders' register for ten years and given a sexual harm prevention order for ten years.
NCA senior investigating officer Andy Peach said: "Colburn had thousands of disgusting images, held the twisted view that childhood ended when you're 12 and originally denied the offences.
Of course, many of our large number of single members are looking for romance – and The Social Group is ideal.
In fact, we have had soooooooo many people meet and get-together via The Social Group that Cathy’s wedding hat is worn out!
We know that many people have replaced chocolates and flowers with ‘swiping right’ in their search for love.
Most singletons are now on dating apps and research shows that there are around 50 million active users on Tinder alone.
In the last five years, there has been a 2,000% national increase in the number of crimes involving victims who have met their perpetrator on a dating app.
This increase has been mirrored in Avon and Somerset with 20 crimes associated with Tinder and Grindr reported in in 2014/15, compared to 66 reported in 2015/16.
One of the most prevalent crimes committed after meeting online are sexual offences.
Not everyone who is single is looking for a partner – or wants it to look obvious!
The Social Group is a great way to meet someone special, but with us not making our raison d’etre, we offer a much nicer, more respectable, and more normal way to find romance for those who do.