Child porn councillor is jailed

A former council leader in Kingston upon Thames who admitted "appalling" child pornography offences has been jailed for two years.

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Council leader say sorry after being sentenced over child abuse images

I have fully admitted my guilt in this case from the moment police came to my home and I have fully co-operated with the authorities since my arrest. I would like to thank my solicitor Phil Smith.

I apologise to everyone for my wrongdoing, particularly the children involved. I am now receiving the treatment which I need. I apologise to the residents of Kingston, my colleagues, friends and especially to my family for letting them down so badly.

– Derek Osbourne

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