Feeds

Teacher found guilty of kiddie Web porn crimes

Former Tory councillor downloaded over 16,000 pictures

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Reducing security risks from open source software

A teacher and former Tory parliamentary candidate was jailed for child Net porn offences yesterday. Michael Powell, 51, was sentenced to three years by Cardiff Crown Court for downloading 16,600 pictures of children from the Web, according to today’s Daily Telegraph. Powell, who was conservative Mayor of Bridgend, South Wales, in 1984, was arrested after police raided his home. He admitted to detectives that he had collected the computer images for two-years. Nicola Harris, defending at yesterday’s court case, said Powell had lost his wife, job and reputation. "He never came into direct contact with children and took administration posts in school so that he would not be near the pupils," she said. Powell, of Sarn, Bridgend, pleaded guilty to making indecent pseudo pictures of a child, possessing the images, possession with intent to supply and distribution. He asked for 50 similar offences to be taken into consideration. Recorder David Aubrey, QC, expressed his fears over the lack of censorship and control regarding the Internet. "It is apparent there is an alarming and disturbing sub-culture in our society," he said. "These people are sitting in front of their computers, exchanging depraved and sickening images with people of like minds all round the world, the judge said." ®

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!
Grim diversity numbers dumped alongside Facebook earnings
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
Amazon Reveals One Weird Trick: A Loss On Almost $20bn In Sales
Investors really hate it: Share price plunge as growth SLOWS in key AWS division
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT to the RESCUE!
Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
Chips are down at Broadcom: Thousands of workers laid off
Cellphone baseband device biz shuttered
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.