An ex-broadcaster tried to convince a jury that his massive collection of extreme pornography was used for research into a "Sex and the City"-style book.
A London jury found Sen Luo, 40, guilty on two counts of possessing "extreme pornography," according to the Sun.
“These videos were disgusting and distressing," Constable Kim Negus told the court during the trial. "I viewed around 18 of them and had to have the sound down."
Some of the more than 800 "disgusting" videos "showed women strapped to machines and tortured with electrodes, pins being pushed into their breasts or hot wax poured into their body," according to the Little Hampton Gazette.
Other pieces of pornography involved abusing animals, the paper reported.
Luo said he collected the perverse library for his book, which he hoped would provide a new source of income after he left his home in China.
Authorities found Luo's stash when they visited his East Grinstead, West Sussex home on an unrelated matter, according to the BBC.
Luo will be sentenced next month and could face three years in prison, according to the Sun.