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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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Councillor complicit in 'appalling' images of child abuse

Today, 59-year-old Derek Osbourne was told he must also register as a sex offender for the next 10 years.

This imagery is of real children, suffering real abuse.

Of course you did not perpetrate that abuse directly yourself, but you and others like you are complicit it, because without people to look at it, there would be no point in doing it.

– Judge Alistair McCreath

Derek Osbourne pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing indecent images of children

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