Elite police officer spared jail after sharing porn

A police officer from the Diplomatic Protection Group has been spared jail after he admitted sharing extreme porn on his mobile while on duty.

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Officer's extreme porn images 'very unusual indeed'

These images go some way beyond what is legal in this country. These images are very unusual indeed.

The situation would be very different indeed if this involved children and similarly if there had been involvement of animals.

I sentence you on the basis that there were no obviously unwilling participants in the films.

Perhaps the greatest harm is that at least some of these images were received and sent while you were working and while you were being paid by the public to carry out a very important task on behalf of the public.

– District Judge Howard Riddle

Elite police officer spared jail after sharing extreme porn

A police officer from the Diplomatic Protection Group has been spared jail after he admitted sharing extreme porn on his mobile while on duty. 37-year-old James Addison was fined £6,000 after admitting he sent pornographic videos and stills to colleagues while working at Downing Street last year.

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Westminster Magistrates' Court heard how the elite police squad officer, from Rayleigh in Essex, sent other officers "disgusting and offensive" images that included bizarre sex acts.

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