Married Dr Walsh was a respected consultant paediatrician in the children's and adolescent services department of the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust.
After a raid on his home, police discovered that he had been viewing and downloading many hours of footage of the most serious kind.
And he told his solicitor he carried out the offending as he was "tired" of working at the hospital and wanted to leave medicine.
He was suspended and then sacked after admitting 17 charges including nine counts of distributing indecent images of children and six counts of making them.
None of his crimes related to patients at the North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple - but Exeter Crown Court heard the vast majority related to 'Category A' images which were the most serious and some videos were several hours long.
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