He had taken and given crystal meths to take away all inhibitions in order to feed that depravity.
His vile double life saw him addicted to crystal meth - while being employed by the drugs agency CAIS to lecture children about the dangers of drugs.
Whincup admitted a total of 20 charges - four charges of distributing indecent images of a child, nine charges of making indecent images of children, one charge of possessing 117 indecent images and one charge of possessing 743 indecent movie images; two charges involved possessing extreme images involving animals, and three charges of supply the class A drug methamphetamine, known as crystal meth.
But instead Gyger had turned the kitchen of the ground floor property into a lab to make deadly crystal meth - a deeply addictive designer drug never previously found in the North East.
And when he was quizzed, he confessed he had planned to make then sell DIY crystal meth kits to pay off his debts.