An Auckland man has been jailed for 29 months for distributing child sex abuse imagery.
Avondale man Richard Thomas King, 52, tried to upload the images online, but the photos were intercepted by teams in the United States. He was sentenced on Friday.
Police recovered more than 100 images of child sexual abuse, despite King's attempt to delete them.
Department of Internal Affairs spokesperson Tim Houston says child pornography isn't a new problem.
"People have been exploiting the media to view child sexual exploitation for over 100 years, with internet-based offending it does throw some challenges."
But he said as offenders become more sophisticated, so too does law enforcement.
"Being able to harness the technology that is constantly evolving means that we can operate a lot more efficiently than years gone by."
He encourages those with the addiction to seek help from Safe to Talk, Safe Network and local New Zealand-based treatment providers.
"They may be able to offer specialist therapy and counselling."